U.S. CDC reports 4,542,579 coronavirus cases

Aug 1 (Reuters) – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control andPrevention (CDC) on Saturday reported 4,542,579 cases of thenovel coronavirus, an increase of 68,605 cases from its previouscount, and said that the number of deaths had risen by 1,371 to152,870.

The CDC reported its tally of cases of COVID-19, an illnesscaused by the new coronavirus, as of 4 p.m. ET on July 31,versus its previous report a day earlier.

The CDC figures do not necessarily reflect cases reported byindividual states.(Reporting by Kanishka Singh in Bengaluru; Editing byBernadette Baum)