Brazil reports 73,295 new coronavirus cases, 2,811 deaths

FILE PHOTO: Vaccination day along the Negro river banks, where Ribeirinhos (river dwellers) live in Manaus

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazil recorded 73,295 additional confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the past 24 hours, along with 2,811 deaths from COVID-19, the Health Ministry said on Wednesday.

Brazil has registered nearly 15 million cases since the pandemic began, while the official death toll has risen to 414,399, according to ministry data.

(Reporting by Pedro Fonseca; Editing by Leslie Adler)