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Brazil reports 85,536 new coronavirus cases, 2,211 deaths

Reuters WORLD
Published May 15,2021
Cemeteries in Brazil opened this weekend for the first time for the general public since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Michael DANTAS / AFP)

Brazil recorded 85,536 additional confirmed cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours, along with 2,211 deaths from COVID-19, the Health Ministry said on Friday.

Brazil has registered more than 15.5 million cases since the pandemic began, while the official death toll has risen to 432,628, according to ministry data.