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Brazil registers 754 coronavirus deaths on Friday

FILE PHOTO: A nurse takes a blood sample from a woman for a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) test with the help of 'Dados do Bem' app, developed by doctors and scientists to use data information to analyze the evolution of population immunity, at the Santa Marta slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil October 9, 2020. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazil has registered 754 additional coronavirus deaths over the last 24 hours and 30,914 new confirmed cases, the nation’s health ministry said on Friday.

The South American country has now registered 153,214 total coronavirus deaths and 5.2 million total confirmed cases.

Reporting by Gram Slattery; Editing by Chris Reese