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U.S. CDC reports 198,099 deaths from coronavirus

FILE PHOTO: Orion EMS employees wheel a non-COVID-19 patient on a stretcher while wearing protective equipment to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Houston, Texas, U.S., August 19, 2020. REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare

(Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Saturday reported 6,706,374 cases of the new coronavirus, an increase of 49,575 cases from its previous count, and said the number of deaths had risen by 983 to 198,099.

The CDC’s tally of cases of the respiratory illness known as COVID-19, caused by the new coronavirus, was as of 4 p.m. ET on Sept. 18 versus its previous report a day earlier.

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

Reporting by Maria Ponnezhath in Bengaluru; Editing by Chris Reese

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