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Brazil sets record for daily coronavirus deaths, beating Tuesday

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

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Brazil registered a record number of daily deaths from the coronavirus for the second consecutive day, according to Health Ministry data released on Wednesday.

The nation recorded 1,349 new coronavirus deaths on Wednesday, and 28,633 additional confirmed cases, the data showed.

Brazil has now registered 32,548 deaths and 584,016 total confirmed cases.

(Reporting by Gram Slattery; Editing by Sandra Maler)

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