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Healthcare

Brazil sets new COVID-19 record with 1,910 deaths in 24 hours

BRASILIA, March 3 (Reuters) - Brazil hit a daily record number of COVID-19 deaths for the second straight day on Wednesday, reporting 1,910 fatalities along with 71,704 additional cases of the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours, the Health Ministry said on its website.

The South American country has now registered 10.7 million cases since the pandemic began, while the official death toll has risen to nearly 260,000, according to ministry data, in the world’s third-biggest outbreak, after the United States and India, and the deadliest outside the U.S. (Reporting by Anthony Boadle Editing by Brad Haynes)

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