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Health

Brazil reports 30,026 new coronavirus cases, 571 deaths

FILE PHOTO: A healthcare worker performs a PCR test on student Raiany Cristina da Silva at Almir Pereira Bahia Reverendo state school in Taboao da Serra, on the outskirts of Sao Paulo, Brazil October 15, 2020. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazil recorded 30,026 additional confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours, and 571 deaths from COVID-19, the Health Ministry said on Friday.

Brazil has registered more than 5.3 million cases of the virus since the pandemic began, while the official death toll has risen to 156,471, according to ministry data.

Reporting by Pedro Fonseca, Editing by Rosalba O’Brien

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