FILE PHOTO: A man wearing a protective mask holds a cellphone as he stands near a projection on the building of the National Congress with the message “Mourning, one hundred thousand”, in reference to the more than one hundred thousand people who died due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), amid the COVID-19 outbreak, in Brasilia, Brazil August 11, 2020. REUTERS/Adriano Machado
August 23, 2020
BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil reported 23,421 new cases of the novel coronavirus and 494 deaths from the disease caused by the virus in the past 24 hours, the health ministry said on Sunday.
Brazil has registered 3,605,783 cases of the virus since the pandemic began, while the official death toll from COVID-19 has risen to 114,744, according to ministry data, in the world’s worst coronavirus outbreak outside the United States.
(Reporting by Anthony Boadle; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)