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New York Updates: De Blasio Calls for Draft of Doctors -- New York City desperately needs medical workers, Mayor Bill de Blasio said. More people in the state died in the past day than in the first 27 days of March.

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How Fast the Outbreak Is Growing in Hundreds of U.S. Communities - These charts, which will be updated daily using data collected by The Times, describe the spread in metro areas across the country.

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King's Hospital in London in 2017. Britain's National Health Service has openly rationed care for decades, but the coronavirus pandemic has raised the stakes. Andrew Testa for The New York Times

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