Brazil coronavirus death tally overtakes hard-hit Spain’s

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RIO DE JANEIRO: Brazil on Friday reached 27,878 coronavirus deaths, official figures showed, surpassing the toll of hard-hit Spain and making it the country with the fifth-highest number of fatalities. The epicenter of the South American coronavirus outbreak, Brazil saw 1,124 deaths in 24 hours, the Ministry of Health said. It also had a record number of new cases — 26,928 in one day — bringing the total number of infections to 465,166.

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