U.S. CDC reports 330,891 coronavirus cases, 8,910 deaths


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  • Tuesday, 07 Apr 2020

Patients wait in their cars to enter a coronavirus testing center at UMC Hospital, the sole hospital in Washington’s Ward 8, which has the city’s highest poverty rate according to census data, during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Washington, U.S. April 6, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

(Reuters) - The U.S. Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Monday reported 330,891 cases of coronavirus, and said the number of deaths had risen to 8,910.

Over the weekend, the CDC updated its case count to 304,826 and said 7,616 people had died across the country, but that the numbers were preliminary and had not been confirmed by individual states.

The CDC's tally of cases of the respiratory illness known as COVID-19, caused by a new coronavirus, on Monday is as of 4 pm ET on April 5. (https://bit.ly/2IVY1JT)

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

(Reporting by Vishwadha Chander in Bengaluru; Editing by Shounak Dasgupta)

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