(Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Thursday said the number of deaths due to the coronavirus had risen by 1,239 to 178,998 and also reported 5,799,046 cases, an increase of 46,393 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 pm ET on Aug. 26 versus its previous report a day earlier.(bit.ly/3hw8DyN)
The CDC figures do not necessarily reflect cases reported by individual states.
Reporting By Mrinalika Roy in Bengaluru, Editing by Sherry Jacob-Phillips
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