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Brazil sees 15,726 new coronavirus cases, 263 new deaths: health minister

FILE PHOTO: Patient Alzira Neves, 53, gestures in front of temporary field hospital at the Mane Garrincha Stadium, after being treated for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and discharged in Brasilia, Brazil, October 15, 2020. REUTERS/Adriano Machado

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazil registered 15,726 new cases of coronavirus and 263 new COVID-19 deaths, the health ministry said on Monday.

Brazil has registered more than 5.4 million cases of the virus since the pandemic began, while the official death toll has risen to 157,397 according to ministry data.

Reporting by Pedro Fonseca; writing by Gabriel Stargardter; editing by Stephen Eisenhammer

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