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CDC reports 15,268 coronavirus cases, 201 deaths

(Reuters) – U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported 15,268 coronavirus cases on Friday, an increase of 4,777 cases from the previous tally and said the death toll increased from 51 to 201.

The CDC reported the count of respiratory disease cases, COVID-19, caused by a new coronavirus, starting at 4:00 pm. ET on March 19th, compared to the previous day’s count. (Bit.ly/2IVY1JT)

Coronavirus cases have been reported in all 50 states, the district of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam and the US Virgin Islands.

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

Reporting of Saumya Sibi Joseph in Bangalore; Curated by Shinjini Ganguli

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