As US cases exceed 100000, doctors decry scarcity of drugs and equipment

People queue to enter a tent erected to test people for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the Elmhurst Hospital Center in Queens, New York City, U.S., March 27, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

(Reuters) – Confirmed coronavirus cases in the United States reached 100,040 on Friday, the highest number in the world, a Reuters tally showed.

Italy is second with 86,498 cases and China is third with 81,340 confirmed cases. (Graphic:

Reporting by Christine Chan in New York; Writing by Lisa Shumaker;; Editing by Sandra Maler

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