July 23, 2020 / 11:23 PM / 16 days ago

Brazil registers nearly 60,000 new coronavirus cases

FILE PHOTO: People walk at a popular shopping street amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Sao Paulo, Brazil, July 15, 2020. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazil registered 59,961 additional cases of the new coronavirus on Thursday, the second-highest daily jump after a record on Wednesday, bringing total confirmed cases to nearly 2.3 million in the world’s worst outbreak outside the United States.

Brazil’s Health Ministry also reported 1,311 more deaths from COVID-19, pushing the official death toll past 84,000.

Reporting by Pedro Fonseca; Editing by Chris Reese

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