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Health

Brazil suffers 549 new COVID-19 deaths, 29,787 new cases

FILE PHOTO: A healthcare worker performs a PCR test on student Theo Barbosa Rodrigues at Almir Pereira Bahia Reverendo state school in Taboao da Serra, on the outskirts of Sao Paulo, Brazil October 15, 2020. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazil has recorded 549 new COVID-19 deaths and 29,787 new cases of coronavirus, the health ministry said on Tuesday.

Brazil now has more than 5.4 million cases of the virus, with nearly 158,000 deaths.

Reporting by Pedro Fonseca; editing by Stephen Eisenhammer

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