Brazil registers 627 new COVID-19 deaths, 888,271 total confirmed cases

Taxi drivers line-up in Rio de Janeiro’s Sambadrome where health workers conduct tests for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) for taxi drivers on the drive-thru system in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 15, 2020. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Brazil registered 627 new deaths from COVID-19 on Monday, the Health Ministry said, with a new total of 888,271 confirmed cases of coronavirus.

Reporting by Pedro Fonseca; Editing by Leslie Adler

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