Brazil registers 39,436 additional coronavirus cases, 1,374 deaths

Outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Sao Paulo

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazil recorded 39,436 new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours as well as 1,374 new deaths resulting from the disease, the country's Health Ministry said on Tuesday.

Brazil has registered more than 1.1 million cases since the pandemic began, while cumulative deaths reached 52,645, according to the ministry.

(Reporting by Pedro Fonseca; writing by Jake Spring; Editing by Leslie Adler)