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Brazil reports 24,818 new coronavirus cases, 566 deaths

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 recorded 24,818 additional confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours, and 566 deaths from COVID-19, the Health Ministry said on Wednesday.

Brazil has registered nearly 5.3 million cases of the virus since the pandemic began, while the official death toll has risen to 155,403, according to ministry data.

Reporting by Pedro Fonseca; Editing by Christian Plumb

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