US Covid-19 deaths surpass 93,000 as total cases exceed 1,550,000

A patient arrives in an ambulance outside a medical centre in New York last month. (AP pic)

WASHINGTON: The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Thursday reported 1,551,095 cases of the new coronavirus, an increase of 22,860 cases from its previous count, and said that the number of deaths had risen by 1,397 to 93,061.

The CDC reported its tally of cases of the respiratory illness known as Covid-19, caused by a new coronavirus, as of 4pm ET on May 20, compared with its count a day earlier.

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

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