U.S. CDC reports 330,901 total deaths from coronavirus

An Anaheim Fire & Rescue ambulance arrives at the emergency room at University of California, Irvine Medical Center as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak continues in Orange, California, U.S., December 27, 2020. REUTERS/Bing Guan

(Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Sunday reported 18,909,910 cases of new coronavirus, an increase of 179,104 cases from its previous count, and said deaths had risen by 1,309 to 330,901.

The CDC reported its tally of cases of the respiratory illness known as COVID-19 as of 4 p.m. ET on Saturday versus its previous report a day earlier.

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

Reporting by Vishal Vivek in Bengaluru; Editing by Richard Chang