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U.S. CDC reports 8,387,047 coronavirus cases

FILE PHOTO: EMT’s cleanse their materials outside Memorial West Hospital where coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients are treated, in Pembroke Pines, Florida, U.S. July 13, 2020. REUTERS/Maria Alejandra Cardona

(Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday reported 8,387,047 cases of new coronavirus, an increase of 74,380 cases from its previous count, and said that the number of deaths had risen by 1,009 to 222,447.

The CDC reported its tally of cases of the respiratory illness known as COVID-19, caused by a new coronavirus, as of 4 pm ET on Oct. 22 versus its previous report a day earlier.(bit.ly/31Dqz4H)

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

Reporting by Trisha Roy in Bengaluru; Editing by Devika Syamnath

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