Brazil tops 25,000 coronavirus deaths, more than 410,000 cases


Posted at May 28 2020 06:59 AM

A view of the Parque Taruma cemetery during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Manaus, Brazil, May 26, 2020. Picture taken with a drone. Bruno Kelly, Reuters

SAO PAULO - Brazil's death toll from COVID-19 surpassed 25,000 people on Wednesday, at 25,598, the Health Ministry said. Deaths from the disease caused by the coronavirus over the last 24 hours were 1,086.

The number of cases rose by 20,599, reaching 411,821 confirmed cases of infection by the novel coronavirus, according to the ministry. (Reporting by Pedro Fonseca in Rio de Janeiro; editing by Jonathan Oatis)