Brazil registers 823 COVID-19 deaths on Friday

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

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazil on Friday registered 52,544 additional cases of the new coronavirus and 823 related deaths in the prior 24 hours, according to data from the Health Ministry.

The South American country has now registered 7,162,978 total confirmed coronavirus cases and 185,650 deaths from COVID-19.

(Reporting by Gram Slattery; editing by Diane Craft)