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Pedestrians, some wearing protective face masks, walk through a street market in downtown in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, June 25, 2020. Image Credit: AP

Rio de Janeiro: Brazil recorded 39,483 new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours as well as 1,141 deaths, the Health Ministry said on Thursday.

Brazil has registered more than 1.2 million cases since the pandemic began, while cumulative deaths total 54,971, according to the ministry.