Brazil’s coronavirus cases surpass half a million

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Rio De Janeiro, June 01, 2020, SPA -- The number of COVID-19 cases in Brazil has exceeded 500,000, according to official statistics published on Sunday, Russian News Agency (TASS) reported.
In the past day, 16,409 new cases were recorded, taking the total number to 514,849.
The death toll from the disease caused by the novel coronavirus rose by 480 to 29,314.
More than 206,500 patients have recovered, the Health Ministry said.
Brazil, where the first coronavirus case was confirmed on February 26, is ranked second after the United States for the number of COVID-19 cases.
The South American country is in the fourth place after the United States, the United Kingdom and Italy for the number of fatalities from the coronavirus.
More than 6 million people have contracted the coronavirus worldwide and nearly 367,000 have died.
10:36 LOCAL TIME 07:36 GMT