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Brazil nears 450,000 COVID-19 deaths, says Health Ministry

FILE PHOTO: COVID-19 pandemic in Rio de Janeiro state
FILE PHOTO: COVID-19 pandemic in Rio de Janeiro state

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Brazil’s Healthy Ministry on Monday registered 790 new COVID-19 deaths in the past 24 hours and 37,498 new cases of coronavirus.

The country has confirmed 449,858 deaths from the virus out of more than 16 million confirmed cases since the pandemic began, according to ministry data.

(Reporting by Gabriel Stargardter; Editing by Brad Haynes)

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