Brazil sees 15,726 new coronavirus cases, 263 new deaths - health minister

Outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Brasilia
Outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Brasilia

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazil registered 15,726 new cases of coronavirus and 263 new COVID-19 deaths, the health ministry said on Monday.

Brazil has registered more than 5.4 million cases of the virus since the pandemic began, while the official death toll has risen to 157,397 according to ministry data.

(Reporting by Pedro Fonseca; writing by Gabriel Stargardter; editing by Stephen Eisenhammer)