Brazil registers second deadliest day in COVID pandemic, with 2,724 deaths

Family members attend the burial of a loved one who died from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at the Campo da Esperanca cemetery in Brasilia

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazil registered its second deadliest day in its COVID pandemic, with 2,724 deaths, according to the Health Ministry on Thursday.

The country had 86,982 new COVID cases.

(Reporting by Pedro Fonseca and Anthony Boadle; Editing by Leslie Adler)