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Brazil reports 33,862 new coronavirus cases, 497 deaths

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Rio de Janeiro

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Brazil recorded 33,862 additional confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours, and 497 deaths from COVID-19, the Health Ministry said on Thursday.

Brazil has registered more than 5.3 million cases of the virus since the pandemic began, while the official death toll has risen to 155,900, according to ministry data.

(Reporting by Pedro Fonseca; Editing by Chris Reese)

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