Brazil passes 5.7 million COVID-19 cases, death toll at 162,829

FILE PHOTO: Outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Brazil
FILE PHOTO: Outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Brazil

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil reported 25,012 additional confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours, and 201 deaths from COVID-19, the Health Ministry said on Tuesday.

The South American country has registered 5,700,044 cases since the pandemic began, while the official death toll has risen to 162,829, according to ministry data. It is the world's second most fatal outbreak after the United States

(Reporting by Anthony Boadle; Editing by Leslie Adler)