NEW YORK — For the first time, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported more than 2,600 cases of coronaviruses, including cases of COVID-19, the virus that has killed more than 3,300 people in the United States.
The number of confirmed cases was 4,837, a 6% decrease from the previous week.
The number of deaths was 1,827, a 4% decrease, but the number of people with COVID was 6,737, or 1.5% higher than a week ago.
The number reported Friday is a 50% increase from the week before, when there were 1,084 confirmed cases.
The agency said more than 9,000 people have died from COVID, including more than 6,700 deaths in the last two weeks.
The first case of COV-19 was reported in the Washington, D.C., area on Friday.
It is the first confirmed case of the virus in the nation’s capital since mid-February.
The first case in the country occurred in New York on March 13.
In New York, the state’s medical examiner is investigating a case of a woman who died of COVI-19 on March 23.
That case was not included in the new tally.
The new numbers also mark the most deaths from COVI in the U