Brazil registers record 26,417 coronavirus cases in a day: ministry

A man walks on an overpass during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 27, 2020. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Brazil reported a daily record of 26,417 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, according to the Health Ministry, bringing its total tally to 438,238, second only to the United States in confirmed cases.

Brazil’s death toll rose 1,156 from a day earlier to 26,754 confirmed fatalities from the COVID-19 respiratory disease, just shy of a record 1,188 deaths registered on May 21.

Reporting by Pedro Fonseca; Writing by Tatiana Bautzer; Editing by Brad Haynes

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