Brazil confirms second case of new coronavirus - Health Ministry

SAO PAULO, Feb 29 (Reuters) - Brazil's Health Ministry on Saturday confirmed the country's second case of the fast-spreading new coronavirus, diagnosed in a patient in São Paulo who had recently visited Italy.

Authorities said they were gathering information and more details would be provided later. Brazil's first case of the novel coronavirus was confirmed on Feb. 26, during the country's carnival holiday, a peak time for domestic travel.

(Reporting by Ana Mano, Editing by Rosalba O'Brien)