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Brazil registers pandemic record of 2,841 deaths in past day

COVID-19 patients are cared for in an area that was improvised to accommodate more patients at the public HRAN Hospital in Brasilia

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Brazil on Tuesday registered a record 2,841 deaths in the past 24 hours, highlighting the severity of the coronavirus outbreak in the country, just as a new health minister is set to take the helm in the next few days.

In total, 282,127 people have died in Brazil. Cases rose on Tuesday by 83,926 to 11,603,535.

(Reporting by Pedro Fonseca; Editing by Leslie Adler)

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