US CDC reports 198,754 deaths from COVID-19

US CDC reports 198,754 deaths from COVID-19

An Orion EMS employee wheels a patient
An Orion EMS employee wheels a patient who tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on a stretcher in Houston, Texas, on Aug 19, 2020. (Photo: REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare)

NEW YORK: The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Sunday (Sep 20) reported 6,748,935 cases of the new coronavirus, an increase of 42,561 cases from its previous count, and said the number of US deaths had risen by 655 to 198,754.

The CDC's tally of cases of the respiratory illness known as COVID-19, caused by the novel coronavirus, was as of 4pm on Saturday, versus its previous report a day earlier.

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

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Source: Reuters

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