Brazil death toll from COVID-19 rises to 97,256: health ministry

FILE PHOTO: Outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Rio de Janeiro

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil reported 57,152 new cases of the novel coronavirus and 1,437 deaths from the disease caused by the virus in the past 24 hours, the health ministry said on Wednesday.

Brazil has registered 2,859,073 cases of the virus since the pandemic began, while the official death toll from COVID-19 has risen to 97,256, according to ministry data, in the world's worst coronavirus outbreak after the United States.

(Reporting by Anthony Boadle; Editing by Sandra Maler)