U.S. CDC reports 275,386 deaths from coronavirus

A health care worker prepares coronavirus tests in a lab at a COVID drive-thru testing center at Bergen Community College, as the global outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Paramus, New Jersey, U.S., December 3, 2020. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

(Reuters) – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday reported 14,041,436 cases of the new coronavirus, an increase of 219,187 cases from its previous count, and said that the number of deaths had risen by 2,861 to 275,386.

The CDC reported its tally of cases of the respiratory illness known as COVID-19, caused by the new coronavirus, as of 4 p.m. ET on Dec. 3 versus its previous report a day earlier.(bit.ly/33mTSJz)

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

Reporting by Manojna Maddipatla in Bengaluru; Editing by Amy Caren Daniel

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