Brazil registers 749 coronavirus deaths on Wednesday

Outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Sao Paulo
FILE PHOTO: A medical worker takes a blood sample from student Caio da Silva Yamada for a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) test at a school in Sao Paulo, Brazil October 1, 2020. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

October 14, 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Brazil has registered 749 additional coronavirus deaths over the last 24 hours and 27,235 new cases, the nation’s Health Ministry said on Wednesday.

The South American country has now registered 151,747 total deaths and 5,140,863 total confirmed cases.

(Reporting by Gram Slattery; Editing by Leslie Adler)