UNITED STATES – The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Wednesday reported 16,519,668 cases of the new coronavirus, according to reports, an increase of 201,776 from its previous count.
According to CDC, the number of deaths had risen by 2,960 to 302,992.
The CDC reported its tally of cases of the respiratory illness known as COVID-19, caused by a new coronavirus, as of 4 pm ET on Dec. 15 versus its previous report a day earlier, as Reuters reported.
The CDC figures do not necessarily reflect cases reported by individual states.
This came days after Pfizer Inc’s manufacturing facility in Kalamazoo, Michigan, on Sunday morning, launched the largest and complex vaccine distribution project in the United States.
When inoculated, health worker showed a serious allergic reaction after getting Pfizer Inc and BioNTech’s coronavirus vaccine, who are not confirmed stable.
The adverse reaction in the person was similar to two cases reported last week in Britain, as medical regulator urged people with a “significant history of allergic reactions” not be given the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.