July 18, 2020 / 11:19 PM / 16 days ago

U.S. CDC reports coronavirus cases rise nearly 75,000

FILE PHOTO: A patient is brought to Jackson Health Center by paramedics wearing protective clothing due to the threat of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Miami, Florida, U.S. July 13, 2020. REUTERS/Liza Feria

(Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Saturday reported 3,630,587 cases of new coronavirus, an increase of 74,710 cases, and said the number of deaths had risen by 918 to 138,782.

The CDC reported its tally of cases of the respiratory illness known as COVID-19, caused by a new coronavirus, compared to a day earlier.(bit.ly/2CMM1e8)

The CDC figures do not necessarily reflect cases reported by individual states.

Reporting by Sabahatjahan Contractor in Bengaluru; Editing by Cynthia Osterman

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