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Brazil reaches 27,878 coronavirus deaths, surpasses Spain

Gravediggers bury the body of a person who died from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Sao Francisco Xavier cemetery, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 29, 2020. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

RIO DE JANEIRO (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.

Reporting by Pedro Fonseca; writing by Stephen Eisenhammer; editing by Jonathan Oatis

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