5/8, 12:33 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Brazil sees 78,886 new virus cases, deaths at 2,165

Brazil has recorded another 78,886 coronavirus infections, raising the country's total case count since the start of the pandemic to 15,082,449, the Brazilian Ministry of Health announced.

Meanwhile, 2,165 COVID-19 related deaths were reported in the 24 hours since Brazil released its previous update on the pandemic for a total death toll of 419,114.

Earlier in the day, the Brazilian company Uniao Quimica Farmaceutica said it would start the production of Russia's Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine next week despite the fact that the country's health regulator hasn't yet approved it for emergency use.

Breaking the News / JC