(Reuters) – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday reported 1,678 cases of the coronavirus, an increase of 414 cases from its previous count, and said that the number of deaths had risen by 5 to 41.
The agency said the cases had been reported by 46 states and the District of Columbia, up from its previous report of 42 states and the District of Columbia.
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 March 12.
The CDC tally includes 49 cases among people repatriated from Japan and Wuhan, China, where the outbreak began.
The figures do not necessarily reflect cases reported by individual states.
(Reporting by Vishwadha Chander in Bengaluru; Editing by Shinjini Ganguli)