May 31, 2020 / 11:00 PM / a month ago

Brazil passes the half million mark for COVID-19 cases

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil registered 16,409 new cases of novel coronavirus on Sunday, raising the total of infected cases to 514,849 in the second worst outbreak of COVID-19 in the world after the United Sates, the health ministry said.

It said there were 480 new deaths reported in the last 24 hours in Brazil, for a total death toll of 29,314, the fourth highest in the global pandemic after the United States, Britain and Italy.

Reporting by Anthony Boadle; Editing by Daniel Wallis

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