Brazil COVID-19 cases rise to almost four million, death toll 123,780: ministry

FILE PHOTO: Military members work on disinfection of the Christ the Redeemer statue ahead of its re-opening amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 13, 2020. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes/File Photo

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil reported 46,934 new cases of the coronavirus and 1,184 deaths from the disease caused by the virus in the past 24 hours, the health ministry said on Wednesday.

Brazil has registered 3,997,865 cases of the virus since the pandemic began, while the official death toll from COVID-19 has risen to 123,780, according to ministry data, in the world’s worst coronavirus outbreak outside the United States.

Reporting by Anthony Boadle; Editing by Sandra Maler