(Reuters) – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Sunday reported 349,246 deaths from the new coronavirus, a rise of 2,321 deaths from its previous count.
The agency said the number of cases had risen by 284,554 to 20,346,372.
The CDC reported its tally of cases of the respiratory illness known as COVID-19, caused by a new coronavirus, as of 4 p.m. ET on Jan. 2 versus its previous report a day earlier. (http://bit.ly/33mTSJz)
The CDC figures do not necessarily reflect cases reported by individual states.
(Reporting by Radhika Anilkumar in Bengaluru; Editing by Daniel Wallis)