June 4, 2020 / 1:25 AM / a month ago

Brazil sets record for daily coronavirus deaths, beating Tuesday

FILE PHOTO: Gravediggers bury the body of a person who died from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Sao Francisco Xavier cemetery, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 29, 2020. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazil registered a record number of daily deaths from the coronavirus for the second consecutive day, according to Health Ministry data released on Wednesday.

The nation recorded 1,349 new coronavirus deaths on Wednesday, and 28,633 additional confirmed cases, the data showed.

Brazil has now registered 32,548 deaths and 584,016 total confirmed cases.

Reporting by Gram Slattery; Editing by Sandra Maler

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