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Brazil overtakes Spain for 5th most COVID-19 deaths, reports nearly 27,000 new cases

Coronavirus deaths in Brazil reached 27,878, the Health Ministry said on Friday, surpassing Spain to become the fifth-ranking nation in the number of dead.

Health Ministry registered 1,124 deaths from novel coronavirus in past 24 hours

Funeral workers wearing protective equipment carry the coffin of a person who died from COVID-19 in Manaus, Brazil, on Friday. (Bruno Kelly/Reuters)

Coronavirus deaths in Brazil reached 27,878, the Health Ministry said on Friday, surpassing Spain to become the fifth-ranking nation in the number of dead.

In the last 24 hours, Brazil, which now has the second-largest outbreak in the world, registered 1,124 deaths from the virus and 26,928 additional cases of the novel coronavirus.

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