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Brazil has registered 125,218 COVID-19 cases and 8,536 deaths, raising chances of lockdowns

Brazil, one of the world’s emerging coronavirus hot spots, registered a record number of cases and deaths yesterday, prompting the health minister to flag the possibility of strict lockdowns in particularly hard-hit areas.
The nation registered 10,503 new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours, well above the previous record of 7,288 cases on April 30, according to health ministry data. Brazil also registered 615 deaths, up from the previous record of 600 on Tuesday.
There are over 100,000 completed coronavirus tests that still have not been registered in the national database, health ministry subsecretary Wanderson Oliveira warned, meaning case numbers could rise steeply in the coming days.
Overall, Brazil has registered 125,218 cases and 8,536 deaths due to the virus. New cases rose roughly 9.2% over the last 24 hours, while deaths increased roughly 7.8%.
BRASILIA, (Reuters)

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