May 13, 2020 / 3:35 AM / 24 days ago

U.S. CDC reports 1,342,594 coronavirus cases, 80,820 deaths

A health care worker leaves the Jackson Memorial Hospital as Florida neared 2,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) after the Florida Department of Health reported 295 new cases Wednesday, local media report, in Miami, Florida U.S., March 25, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Barria/Files

(Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Tuesday reported 1,342,594 cases of the new coronavirus, an increase of 18,106 cases from its previous count, and said that the number of deaths had risen by 1,064 to 80,820.

The CDC reported its tally of cases of the respiratory illness known as COVID-19, caused by the new coronavirus, as of 4 p.m. ET on May 11, compared with its count a day earlier.

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

Reporting by Manojna Maddipatla in Bengaluru; Editing by Shailesh Kuber

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