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U.S. CDC reports coronavirus deaths increase by 1,006 to 182,149

A sign is seen on a window, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in the French Quarter in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S. August 30, 2020. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

(Reuters) - The number of deaths caused by the novel coronavirus rose by 1,006 to 182,149 people, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Sunday, reporting a total of 5,934,824 cases, an increase of 44,292 from its previous count.

The CDC reported its tally of cases of the respiratory illness known as COVID-19, caused by a new coronavirus, as of 4 p.m. ET on Aug. 29 versus its previous report a day earlier.

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

Reporting by Rebekah Mathew in Bengaluru; Editing by Lisa Shumaker