(Reuters) – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Wednesday reported 7,087 cases of the coronavirus, an increase of 2,812 cases from its previous count, and said the number of deaths had risen by 22 to 97.

The tally of COVID-19 cases is as of 4 p.m. ET on March 17. The agency said coronavirus cases had been reported by all 50 states, up from its previous report of 49 states. Cases were also reported in the District of Columbia and three territories.(https://bit.ly/2IVY1JT)

The tally includes 49 cases among people repatriated from Japan and Wuhan, China, where the outbreak began.

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

(Reporting by Vishwadha Chander in Bengaluru; Editing by Arun Koyyur)