Brazil registers record 11,385 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday

Relatives watch as gravediggers wearing protective suits bury the coffin of a man who died of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at Vila Formosa cemetery, Brazil’s biggest cemetery, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, May 13, 2020.REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil confirmed a daily record 11,385 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Wednesday, as well as 749 new deaths, according to data from the country’s health ministry.

Brazil has now registered 188,974 cases since the outbreak began, passing France’s tally of 177,700 confirmed and suspected cases to become the sixth hardest-hit country in the world.

Reporting by Jake Spring and Pedro Fonseca; Editing by Christian Plumb

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