Brazil sees 674 new coronavirus deaths, world's 3rd highest number of infections

RIO DE JANEIRO, May 18 (Reuters) - Brazil recorded 674 new coronavirus deaths on Monday, the health ministry said, and announced a total of 254,220 confirmed cases, overtaking Britain to become the country with the third highest number of infections.

There are now 16,792 people who have died from the outbreak, the health ministry said.


(Reporting by Pedro Fonseca Editing by Chris Reese)