Brazil reports 47,774 new coronavirus cases, 1,290 deaths in 24 hours

A worker disinfects at the Portela samba school headquarters before a typical 'feijoada' event, amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Brazil recorded 47,774 additional confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours, along with 1,290 deaths from COVID-19, the Health Ministry said on Sunday.

Brazil has registered nearly 12 million cases since the pandemic began, while the official death toll has risen to 294,042, according to ministry data.

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