US coronavirus cases surge past 100,000 as doctors protest over medical shortages


An empty street is seen near Wall Street during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Brooklyn, New York City, US, on March 27. ? Reuters NEW YORK: The sum of known coronavirus US cases soared well past 100,000, with more than 1,600 dead, as weary doctors and nurses protested at shortages of scarce medical supplies that some have to keep under lock and key or even buy on the black market.