Brazil registers 10,220 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday

FILE PHOTO: A nurse takes a blood sample from a woman for a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) test with the help of 'Dados do Bem' app, developed by doctors and scientists to use data information to analyze the evolution of population immunity, at the Santa Marta slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil October 9, 2020. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazil registered 10,220 additional cases of COVID-19 over the last 24 hours and 309 deaths, the nation’s health ministry said on Tuesday.

The South American country has now registered 5,113,628 total confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 150,998 total deaths.

Reporting by Pedro Fonseca; Writing by Gram Slattery; Editing by Stephen Eisenhammer