Brazil sees 15,726 new coronavirus cases, 263 new deaths - health min

Maria Vitoria, 77, pets the horse Gabriel during a visit of rescued animals to the Maria Vieira Bazani Public Municipal Nursing Home in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on October 22, 2020. (AFP Photo)

Brazil registered 15,726 new cases of coronavirus and 263 new COVID-19 deaths, the health ministry said on Monday.

Brazil has registered more than 5.4 million cases of the virus since the pandemic began, while the official death toll has risen to 157,397 according to ministry data.

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