CDC reports 1,031,659 coronavirus cases, 60,057 deaths

People wear masks as they walk past a closed beach during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Del Mar, California, U.S., April 30, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Blake

(Reuters) – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Thursday reported 1,031,659 cases of new coronavirus, an increase of 26,512 cases from its previous count, and said the number of deaths had risen by 2,552 to 60,057.

The CDC reported its tally of cases of the respiratory illness known as COVID-19, caused by a new coronavirus, as of 4 p.m. ET on April 29, compared with its count a day earlier. (bit.ly/2IVY1JT)

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

Reporting By Mrinalika Roy in Bengaluru; Editing by Shounak Dasgupta

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