COVID-19 deaths in Brazil surpass 460,000

FILE PHOTO: COVID-19 deaths reach 1 million in Latin America

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil registered 2,012 new COVID-19 deaths on Saturday, and the total number of deaths in the country reached 461,057, according to the Health Ministry. The country has the second largest number of COVID deaths in the world.

Over the last 24 hours, 79,670 new COVID cases were recorded, with the total number of infections in the country reaching 16.47 million.

(Reporting by Tatiana Bautzer; Editing by Sonya Hepinstall)

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