June 30, 2020 / 10:26 PM / 7 days ago

Brazil coronavirus death toll nears 60,000, confirmed cases top 1.4 million

FILE PHOTO: Gravediggers work during a burial of a person who passed away due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at the Parque Taruma cemetery, in Manaus, Brazil June 17, 2020. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil registered 1,280 additional COVID-19 deaths on Tuesday, bringing the country’s confirmed death toll to 59,594, according to Health Ministry data.

Total confirmed cases rose by 33,846 to reach 1,402,041, the worst outbreak in the world outside the United States.

Reporting by Pedro Fonseca; Writing by Gabriela Mello; Editing by Leslie Adler

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