Brazil: The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Brazil has increased by 80,486 to 16,274,695 within the past 24 hours, the national Ministry of Health said on late Wednesday.
According to the ministry, the death toll has risen by 2,398 to 454,429 people within the same period of time.
More than 14.7 million patients have recovered since the start of the outbreak.
A day earlier, the country confirmed more than 73,000 new coronavirus cases, with 2,173 fatalities.
Brazil comes second in terms of the death toll following the United States with more than 591,000 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 168.09 million people have been infected with the coronavirus worldwide, with over 3.49 million fatalities, according to Johns Hopkins University.