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Brazil hits 3.7 million COVID-19 cases, death toll at 117,666: ministry

FILE PHOTO: A Military member works on disinfection of the Christ the Redeemer statue, with the Maracana stadium in background ahead of its re-opening amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 13, 2020. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil reported 47,161 new cases of the novel coronavirus and 1,086 deaths from the disease caused by the virus in the past 24 hours, the health ministry said on Wednesday.

Brazil has registered 3,717,156 cases of the virus since the pandemic began, while the official death toll from COVID-19 has risen to 117,666, according to ministry data, in the world’s worst coronavirus outbreak outside the United States

Reporting by Anthony Boadle; Editing by Sandra Maler

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