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US CDC reports 216,917 deaths from coronavirus

  • The CDC reported its tally of cases of the respiratory illness known as COVID-19, caused by a new coronavirus.
  • The CDC figures do not necessarily reflect cases reported by individual states.
Published October 17, 2020

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday reported 7,958,254 cases of the new coronavirus, an increase of 63,486 from its previous count, and said that the number of deaths had risen by 892 to 216,917.

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 Oct. 15 versus its previous report a day earlier.

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

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