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Brazil's health ministry has recorded 33,057 additional confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of cases to more than 4.5 million.

Iran PressAmericaBrazil also reported 739 additional deaths for a total death toll of more than 136,000 - the second highest in the world next only to the US.

Brazil and Argentina have announced that they are joining a global alliance seeking to pool the purchase and distribution of future COVID-19 vaccines.

More than 30.6 million people around the world have been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus and almost 95,400 have died, according to Johns Hopkins University. Some 20.8 million people have recovered.


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