US CDC reports record 3,764 coronavirus deaths in a day

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Thursday reported 341,199 deaths from the new coronavirus, a record rise of 3,764 deaths from its previous count.

The agency said the number of cases had risen by 230,337 to 19,663,976.

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 Dec. 30 versus its previous report a day earlier.

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