US CDC reports 1.68 mn coronavirus cases, 99,031 deaths

US CDC reports 1.68 mn coronavirus cases, 99,031 deaths

A woman adds a name on a memorial for those who have died from the coronavirus outside The Green-Wood Cemetery, during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Brooklyn, New York. Credit: Reuters Photo

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Wednesday reported 1,678,843 cases of the new coronavirus, an increase of 16,429 cases from its previous count, and said that the number of deaths had risen by 770 to 99,031.

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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 May 26 versus its previous report on Tuesday.

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

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