Brazil COVID-19 death toll reaches 175,964 - Metro US

Brazil COVID-19 death toll reaches 175,964

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

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil reported 46,884 additional confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours, and 694 deaths from COVID-19, the Health Ministry said on Thursday.

The South American country has now registered 6,533,968 cases since the pandemic began, while the official death toll has risen to 175,964, according to ministry data, in the world’s third worst outbreak outside the United States and India.

(Reporting by Anthony Boadle; Editing by Leslie Adler)

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