US leads global coronavirus cases, count crosses 100,000

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, US, on 27 March 2020.

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, US, on 27 March 2020. Reuters/Andrew Kelly

By Christine Chan | Reuters

NEW YORK, US, 27 March 2020

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.


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