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Brazil reports 35,294 new coronavirus cases, 685 deaths

FILE PHOTO: A healthcare worker performs a PCR test on student Kaique Gabriel da Silva 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 35,294 additional confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours and 685 deaths from COVID-19, the Health Ministry said on Tuesday.

Brazil has registered more than 5.9 million cases of the virus since the pandemic began, while the official death toll has risen to 166,699, according to ministry data.

Reporting by Pedro Fonseca; editing by Jonathan Oatis

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