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Brazil records 51,603 new COVID-19 cases, death toll rises to over 96,000 -ministry

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BRASILIA, (Reuters) – Brazil reported 51,603 new cases of the novel coronavirus and 1,154 deaths from the disease caused by the virus in the past 24 hours, the health ministry said yesterday.

Brazil has registered more than 2.8 million cases of the virus since the pandemic began, while the official death toll from COVID-19 has risen to over 96,000, according to ministry data, in the world’s worst coronavirus outbreak after the United States.

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