Brazil registers 26,051 new cases of coronavirus in 24 hours


Posted at Jul 06 2020 06:30 AM

An aerial view of crosses casting shadows at the Parque Taruma cemetery, amid the coronavirus disease outbreak, in Manaus, Brazil, Monday. COVID-19 infection has reached 8 million cases with 434,000 deaths globally. Bruno Kelly, Reuters

BRASILIA - Brazil recorded 26,051 new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours as well as 602 deaths, the Health Ministry said on Sunday.

Brazil has registered more than 1.6 million cases since the pandemic began, while cumulative deaths total 64,867, according to the ministry. (Reporting by Jake Spring; editing by Diane Craft)