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US coronavirus cases top 100,000 as 'bullet train' speeds up

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NEW YORK -- Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. topped 100,000 on Friday, the day after the country surpassed China to become the global epicenter of the pandemic.

Data collected by Johns Hopkins University put the cumulative American count at 100,717, doubling in just three days and further widening the gap with China, which stood at 81,897.

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