Brazil registers 1,316 new coronavirus deaths on Thursday

FILE PHOTO: Outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Manaus, Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Brazil on Thursday registered 1,316 new deaths due to coronavirus, the health ministry said, the third day in a row with more than 1,000 deaths. Deaths now total 214,147.

Brazil also registered 59,119 new cases of coronavirus, which now total 8,697,368.

(Reporting by Pedro Fonseca; Editing by Chris Reese)

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