Lindsey Leinbach takes a swab to test for the coronavirus at a One Medical testing facility built to help with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in the Bronx borough of New York City, U.S., April 21, 2020. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
(Reuters) – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Tuesday reported 776,093 cases of the novel coronavirus, an increase of 29,468 cases from its previous count, and said the number of deaths had risen by 2,675 to 41,758.
The CDC reported its tally of cases of the respiratory illness known as COVID-19, caused by a new coronavirus, as of April 20, 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