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Brazil reports more than 1,000 COVID-19 deaths for third straight day

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

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil reported 56,773 additional confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours, and 1,074 deaths from COVID-19, the health ministry said on Thursday.

It was the third day in a row with over 1,000 deaths in a resurgence of the pandemic in the South American country.

Brazil has registered 7,675,973 cases since the pandemic began in March, while the official death toll has risen to 194,949, according to ministry data, in the world’s third worst outbreak outside the United States and India.

(Reporting by Anthony Boadle; editing by Grant McCool)

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