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Healthcare

Brazil COVID-19 cases exceed 9.5 million, death toll at 231,534

BRASILIA, Feb 7 (Reuters) - Brazil has had 26,845 new cases of the novel coronavirus reported in the past 24 hours, and 522 deaths from COVID-19, the Health Ministry said on Sunday.

The South American country has now registered 9,524,640 cases since the pandemic began, while the official death toll has risen to 231,534, according to ministry data, in the world’s third-worst outbreak outside the United States and India and the second-deadliest. (Reporting by Anthony Boadle; Editing by Peter Cooney)

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