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Brazil coronavirus cases rise by 39,924 as it inches closer to two million mark

Outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Rio de Janeiro

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazil on Wednesday reported 39,924 additional novel coronavirus cases in a day as the country’s total tally inched closer to 2 million, the health ministry said.

Brazil now has 1,996,748 confirmed cases and 75,366 deaths, 1,233 more than on Tuesday.

(Reporting by Marcelo Rochabrun; Editing by Christian Plumb)

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