July 4, 2020 / 2:03 AM / a month ago

Brazil surpasses 1.5 million coronavirus cases, with over 63,000 deaths

A woman walks past by a graffiti depicting Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro adjusting his protective face mask and viruses, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil July 2, 2020. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazil registered 42,223 additional coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, the Health Ministry said on Friday, bringing the total tally to 1,539,081, the second-worst outbreak in the world behind the United States.

The number of coronavirus deaths rose by 1,290 to 63,174, according to the ministry.

Reporting by Pedro Fonseca; Writing by Gabriela Mello; Editing by Dan Grebler

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