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Brazil reports 30,168 coronavirus cases, 682 deaths

FILE PHOTO: A man walks near a graffiti made in tribute to health workers during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at Hospital das Clinicas in Sao Paulo, Brazil August 18, 2020. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil recorded 30,168 additional confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours, as well as 682 deaths from the disease, the Health Ministry said on Saturday.

Brazil has registered 4.1 million cases of the virus since the pandemic began, while the official death toll has risen to 126,203, according to ministry data.

Brazil has the second highest number of coronavirus cases and related deaths in the world. India, which has now registered more than 4 million cases, could soon overtake Brazil.

Reporting by Lisandra Paraguassu; Writing by Jamie McGeever; Editing by Sonya Hepinstall

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