U.S. CDC reports 1,152,372 coronavirus cases, 67,456 deaths

FILE PHOTO: A healthcare worker is seen outside the Brooklyn Hospital Center, during the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the Brooklyn borough of New York

(Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Monday reported 1,152,372 cases of the coronavirus, and said the number of deaths had risen to 67,456.

Over the weekend, the CDC updated its case count to 1,122,486 and said 65,735 people had died across the country, but that the numbers were preliminary and had not been confirmed by individual states.

The CDC's tally of cases of the respiratory illness known as COVID-19, caused by the new coronavirus, on Monday is as of May 3. (https://bit.ly/2IVY1JT)

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


(Reporting by Manojna Maddipatla in Bengaluru; Editing by Shailesh Kuber)