Brazil registers 965 new coronavirus deaths, confirmed cases hit 347,398

Sunday, 2020-05-24 11:29:23
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Brazil registered 965 new coronavirus deaths on Saturday (May 23), taking the total number of fatalities to 22,013, the Health Ministry said.

The country now has 347,398 confirmed cases, according to the ministry, up 16,508 from Friday (May 22), when it surpassed Russia to become the world's virus hot spot behind the United States.

The actual number of cases and deaths is believed to be higher than the official figures disclosed by the government, as the testing capacity of Latin America's largest country still lags.