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Brazil registers 965 new coronavirus deaths, confirmed cases hit 347,398


FILE PHOTO: People take a picture as others are seen despite the ban on visiting beaches amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Santos, Sao Paulo state, Brazil, May 23, 2020. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil registered 965 new coronavirus deaths on Saturday, taking the total number of fatalities to 22,013, the Health Ministry said.

The country now has 347,398 confirmed cases, according to the ministry, up 16,508 from Friday, when it surpassed Russia to become the world’s virus hot spot behind the United States.

The actual number of cases and deaths is believed ...


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