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U.S. CDC reports 234,264 deaths from coronavirus

FILE PHOTO: A healthcare worker beckons incoming cars at a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site inside the Alliant Energy Center complex, as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak continues in Madison, Wisconsin, U.S., October 31, 2020. REUTERS/Bing Guan

(Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday reported 9,581,770 cases of the new coronavirus, an increase of 117,988 cases from its previous count, and said that the number of deaths had risen by 1,135 to 234,264.

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 Nov. 5 versus its previous report a day earlier.(bit.ly/2IbAic2)

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

Reporting by Dania Nadeem in Bengaluru; Editing by Aditya Soni

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