Brazil registers nearly 60,000 new coronavirus cases

Julio Cesar Ramos (R) and his cousin Eduardo Magela (L) attend the funeral of Ivanilde Maria das Dores, Ramos' mother, who died after contracting COVID-19, at Campo da Esperanca Cemetery in Brasilia, Brazil. EPA-EFE/Andre Sousa Borges

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Brazil registered 59,961 additional cases of the new coronavirus on Thursday, the second-highest daily jump after a record on Wednesday, bringing total confirmed cases to nearly 2.3 million in the world’s worst outbreak outside the United States.

Brazil’s Health Ministry also reported 1,311 more deaths from COVID-19, pushing the official death toll past 84,000.

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