Brazil death toll from COVID-19 passes 105,000

Aerial view of the Sao Joao Batista cemetery (bottom) and the Tabajaras favela in the Botafogo neighborhood as seen from the Corcovado mountain in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on August 13, 2020, amid the new coronavirus pandemic. (AFP Photo)

reported 60,091 new cases of the novel and 1,261 deaths from the disease caused by the virus in the past 24 hours, the health ministry said on Thursday.

Brazil has registered 3,224,876 cases of the virus since the pandemic began, while the official death toll from COVID-19 has risen to 105,463, according to ministry data. Brazil ranks as the world's worst coronavirus outbreak after the United States.

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