U.S. CDC reports 201,411 coronavirus deaths

FILE PHOTO: Healthcare workers place a stretcher inside an ambulance at Texas Children's Hospital as cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) spike in Houston, Texas, U.S., July 8, 2020. REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare/File Photo

(Reuters) – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Thursday reported 6,916,292 cases of the new coronavirus, an increase of 41,310 cases from its previous count, and said that the number of deaths had risen by 1,136 to 201,411.

The CDC reported its tally of cases of the respiratory illness known as COVID-19, caused by the new coronavirus, as of 4 p.m. ET on Sept. 23 compared with its previous report a day earlier.

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

(Reporting By Mrinalika Roy in Bengaluru; Editing by Vinay Dwivedi)

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