June 30, 2020 / 10:22 PM / 9 days ago

Brazil coronavirus death toll nears 60,000, confirmed cases top 1.4 million

FILE PHOTO: People wear protective masks as they walk at a popular shopping street, as the city eases restrictions and allows commerce to open, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil June 29, 2020. REUTERS/Lucas Landau

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil registered 1,280 additional COVID-19 deaths on Tuesday, bringing the country’s confirmed death toll to 59,594, according to Health Ministry data.

Total confirmed cases rose by 33,846 to reach 1,402,041, the worst outbreak in the world outside the United States.

Reporting by Pedro Fonseca; Writing by Gabriela Mello; Editing by Leslie Adler

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