Brazil total coronavirus cases top 8 million: health ministry

Brazil total coronavirus cases top 8 million: health ministry

Outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Brasilia
Brazil's Health Minister Eduardo Pazuello speaks during a ceremony to announce a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination program, at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil, January 7, 2021. REUTERS/Adriano Machado

BRASILIA: Brazil reported 52,035 new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours, and 962 deaths from COVID-19, the health ministry said on Friday (Jan 8).

The South American country has now registered 8,013,708 cases since the pandemic began, while the official death toll has risen to 201,460, according to ministry data, in the world's third worst outbreak outside the United States and India.

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Source: Reuters

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