U.S. CDC reports 199,024 coronavirus deaths

While FaceTiming her siblings, Angelica Mendez, 48, says goodbye to her mother, Catalina Salazar, 86, who is struggling to fight the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), and who died later in the day at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, U.S., September 8, 2020. Picture taken September 8, 2020. REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare

(Reuters) – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Monday reported 6,786,352 cases of the new coronavirus, an increase of 37,417 cases from its previous count, and said that the number of deaths had risen by 270 to 199,024.

The CDC reported its tally of cases of the respiratory illness known as COVID-19, caused by the new coronavirus, as of 4 pm ET on Sept. 20 versus its previous report a day earlier.

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

(Reporting by Manojna Maddipatla in Bengaluru; Editing by Aditya Soni)

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