May 16, 2020 / 9:28 PM / 20 days ago

CDC reports 1,435,098 coronavirus cases, 87,315 deaths

FILE PHOTO: School safety Police Department member gives away face masks to people for using on public spaces to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the Queens borough of New York City, U.S., May 16, 2020 REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz/File Photo

(Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Saturday reported a total of 1,435,098 cases of the new coronavirus, an increase of 22,977 cases from its previous count, and said the number of deaths had risen by 1,325 to 87,315.

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 15, compared with its count a day earlier. (bit.ly/2LBFJ2a)

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

Reporting by Sabahatjahan Contractor in Bengaluru; Editing by Leslie Adler

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