Brazil registers record 26,417 coronavirus cases in 1 day


Posted at May 29 2020 09:52 AM

Gravediggers wearing protective suits bury the coffin of a person who died of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at Vila Formosa cemetery, Brazil's biggest cemetery, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, May 13, 2020. Picture taken with a drone. Amanda Perobelli, Reuters

RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil reported a daily record of 26,417 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, according to the Health Ministry, bringing its total tally to 438,238, second only to the United States in confirmed cases.

Brazil's death toll rose 1,156 from a day earlier to 26,754 confirmed fatalities from the COVID-19 respiratory disease, just shy of a record 1,188 deaths registered on May 21. (Reporting by Pedro Fonseca Writing by Tatiana Bautzer Editing by Brad Haynes)