Brazil daily COVID-19 deaths rise above 1,000 again

Outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Sao Paulo

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil recorded 1,092 new COVID-19 deaths on Thursday, the highest number in over three months, according to data released by the nation's health ministry.

Brazil, which has the second deadliest outbreak behind the United States, also reported 69,826 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus as daily infections rocket up once more after a brief lull.

(Reporting by Stephen Eisenhammer, Editing by Rosalba O'Brien)