Brazil coronavirus cases tops 3.5 million, fatalities exceed 112,000: health ministry

# 02:09
21 August 2020

Brazil reported 45,323 new cases of the novel coronavirus and 1,204 deaths from the disease caused by the virus in the past 24 hours, the health ministry said on Thursday, APA reports quoting Reuters. 

Brazil has now registered 3,501,975 cases of the virus since the pandemic began, while the official death toll from COVID-19 has risen to 112,304, according to ministry data. 

The death toll reported on Thursday takes the total number of fatalities across Latin America to almost 250,000.