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Brazil reports 55,649 new coronavirus cases, 1,194 additional deaths

Outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Rio de Janeiro

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil recorded 55,649 additional confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours, along with 1,194 deaths from COVID-19, the Health Ministry said on Wednesday.

Brazil has registered more than 7.6 million cases of the virus since the pandemic began, while the official death toll has risen to 193,875, according to ministry data.

(Reporting by Jake Spring and Anthony Boadle; Editing by Leslie Adler)

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