Brazil reports 23,439 new coronavirus cases, 636 more deaths

COVID-19 vaccinations in Rio de Janeiro

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil recorded 23,439 additional confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours, along with 636 deaths from COVID-19, the Health Ministry said on Monday.

Brazil has registered more than 9.5 million cases of the virus since the pandemic began, while the official death toll has risen to 232,170, according to ministry data.

(Reporting by Jake Spring; Editing by Sonya Hepinstall)