Brazil coronavirus death toll approaches 190,000 - health ministry

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

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil on Thursday registered 58,428 additional cases of the new coronavirus and 762 related deaths in the prior 24 hours, according to data from the country's health ministry.

The South American country has now registered 7,423,945 total confirmed coronavirus cases and 189,982 deaths from COVID-19.

(Reporting by Lisandra Paraguassu and Jamie McGeever; editing by Diane Craft)