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Brazil registers over 1,200 COVID-19 deaths

Outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Manaus

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Brazil registered 1,210 COVID-19 deaths on Tuesday and 54,096 additional infections from the coronavirus, according to data released by the Health Ministry.

In total, the country has recorded 226,309 COVID-19 deaths and 9,283,418 confirmed cases, according to ministry data. Since November, Brazil has been fighting a steep second wave of infections, routinely recording over 1,000 deaths per day this year.

(Reporting by Gram Slattery, Editing by Rosalba O’Brien)

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