(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. (http://bit.ly/38GyOO9)
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)
You may be interested
Russia's journalists under increasing pressure from the secret services in wake of Putin's shaky referendum victoryadmin - July 11, 2020
Ivan Safronov was seized outside his home on Tuesday morning - TASSMoreRussia's intelligence services have 'stepped up' their war on…
A patient in their 30s has reportedly died from coronavirus after attending a 'COVID party' in Texasadmin - July 11, 2020
coronavirus patient texasMoreHealthcare workers talk to a COVID-19 patient at Houston's United Memorial Medical Center on July 2. Note: The…
More COVID-19 cases in Syria's overcrowded rebel enclaveadmin - July 11, 2020
FILE - In this March 19, 2020 file photo, a member of a humanitarian aid agency disinfects inside Ibn Sina…