Brazil registers 6,935 new cases of coronavirus, 600 deaths on Tuesday

RIO DE JANEIRO, May 5 (Reuters) - There have been 6,935 new cases of the novel coronavirus in Brazil since Monday evening and 600 new deaths, the health ministry said on Tuesday.

The nation has now recorded 114,715 confirmed cases of the virus and 7,921 deaths, the ministry said. New cases increased roughly 6.4% from Monday evening, while deaths increased roughly 8.2%.

(Reporting by Gram Slattery Editing by Chris Reese)