Brazil reports 42,980 new coronavirus cases, 1,657 deaths in 24 hours

by Reuters
Sunday, 18 April 2021 21:10 GMT

BRASILIA, April 18 (Reuters) - Brazil recorded 42,980 additional confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the past 24 hours, along with 1,657 deaths from COVID-19, the Health Ministry said on Sunday.

Brazil has registered more than 13.9 million cases since the pandemic began, while the official death toll has risen to 373,335, according to ministry data. (Reporting by Jake Spring; Editing by Peter Cooney)

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