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Brazil reports 79,277 new coronavirus cases, 2,001 deaths

Brazilian NGO pays tribute to the country’s COVID-19 victims by
Brazilian NGO pays tribute to the country’s COVID-19 victims by laying red flowers along Copacabana beach

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil recorded 79,277 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the past 24 hours, along with 2,001 deaths from COVID-19, the Health Ministry said on Friday.

Brazil has registered more than 18.3 million cases since the pandemic began, while the official death toll has risen to 511,142, according to ministry data.

(Reporting by Pedro Fonseca; Editing by Chris Reese)

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