July 24, 2020 / 9:46 PM / 10 days ago

Brazil registers 1,156 coronavirus deaths on Friday

FILE PHOTO: An employee at the Hermes Pardini laboratory shows a sample while working on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) testing with PCR amplification, in Vespasiano, near Belo Horizonte, Brazil, July 23, 2020. Picture taken July 23, 2020. REUTERS/Washington Alves

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazil registered an additional 1,156 deaths attributable to the novel coronavirus over the last 24 hours and another 55,891 confirmed cases, the health ministry said on Friday.

The South American nation has now registered 85,238 deaths and 2,343,366 total confirmed cases.

Reporting by Pedro Fonseca; Writing by Gram Slattery; Editing by Christian Plumb

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