June 9, 2020 / 10:26 PM / 22 days ago

Brazil reports 32,091 new coronavirus cases and 1,272 deaths

People are pictured at Leme beach amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 9, 2020. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil reported 32,091 new cases of coronavirus and 1,272 new deaths for the last 24 hours, the Health Ministry said on Tuesday.

The South American country has so far recorded 739,503 confirmed cases of the virus, the second highest level of contagion after the United States, and 38,406 people have died, the third highest death toll worldwide.

Reporting by Anthony Boadle; Editing by Leslie Adler

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