MOSCOW: The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Brazil has increased by 49,768 to 16,391,930 within the past 24 hours, the national Ministry of Health said on late Friday.
According to the ministry, the death toll has risen by 2,371 to 459,045 people within the same period of time.
More than 14.81 million patients have recovered since the start of the outbreak.
A day earlier, the country confirmed more than 67,000 new coronavirus cases, with 2,245 fatalities.
Brazil comes second in terms of the death toll following the United States with more than 593,000 fatalities, and third in terms of the number of confirmed cases after the US and India.
The World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic on March 11, 2020. To date, more than 169.14 million people have been infected with the coronavirus worldwide, with over 3.51 million fatalities, according to Johns Hopkins University.