July 28, 2020 / 10:20 PM / 6 days ago

Brazil registers 40,816 confirmed cases of new coronavirus, 921 deaths

People are seen in Copacabana Beach amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 28, 2020. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazil recorded 40,816 additional confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours, as well as 921 deaths from the disease, the Health Ministry said on Tuesday.

Brazil has registered nearly 2.5 million cases of the virus since the pandemic began, while the official death toll has risen to 88,539, according to ministry data.

Reporting by Pedro Fonseca; Writing by Jake Spring; Editing by Jonathan Oatis

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