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Brazil registers 1,340 new coronavirus deaths on Wednesday

FILE PHOTO: A gravedigger works at the Parque Taruma cemetery amid the coronavirus outbreak in Manaus, Brazil, December 31, 2020. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazil on Wednesday registered 1,340 new coronavirus deaths, the health ministry said, bringing the total to 212,831.

Brazil also registered 64,385 new cases of the disease, which now total 8,638,249.

Reporting by Pedro Fonseca; Editing by Chris Reese

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