Brazil passes Italy, Spain in confirmed coronavirus cases

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Sun, 17 May 2020 - 09:09 GMT

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BRASILIA, May 17 (MENA) - Brazil's confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus rose on Saturday past those of Spain and Italy, which was once the epicenter of the pandemic, making Brazil's outbreak the fourth largest in the world, according to official figures.

Brazil's Health Ministry registered 14,919 new confirmed cases in the prior 24 hours, taking the total to 2,33,142, behind the United States, Russia and the United Kingdom, France 24 channel reported.

The ministry also reported 816 new deaths related to the virus, bringing the total to 15,633.

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