Brazil's vice president tests positive for coronavirus

Hamilton Mourao, Brazil's vice president, has tested positive for the coronavirus, his office said on Sunday, making him the latest in a long line of senior Brazilian officials to contract the virus.

In a statement, Mourao's office said he tested positive on Sunday afternoon and that he will self-isolate in Jaburu, his official residence.

Brazil's health ministry on Sunday reported 344 new COVID-19 deaths and 18,479 new novel coronavirus cases.

The South American nation now has nearly 7.5 million confirmed cases and a total of 191,139 deaths, according to the health ministry's figures.

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