Brazil sees 513 new COVID-19 deaths, 26,106 cases, health min says

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

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazil recorded 513 new COVID-19 deaths, and 26,106 new cases of the novel coronavirus, the health ministry said on Thursday.

Brazil has recorded nearly 5.5 million cases of the virus, and 158,969 deaths, the ministry data show.

(Reporting by Pedro Fonseca; editing by Stephen Eisenhammer)