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Brazil reports 35,918 new coronavirus cases, 606 deaths

FILE PHOTO: A student walks by an information board about coronavirus disease (COVID-19) symptoms on the first day of classes of Sao Paulo state's schools at Professor Milton da Silva Rodrigues school in Sao Paulo, Brazil November 3, 2020. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli/File Photo

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazil recorded 35,918 additional confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours and 606 deaths from COVID-19, the Health Ministry said on Thursday.

Brazil has registered nearly 6 million cases of the virus since the pandemic began, while the official death toll has risen to 168,061, according to ministry data.

Reporting by Pedro Fonseca; editing by Diane Craft