Brasilia, Aug 8: The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Brazil has increased by 43,033 to 20,151,779 within the past 24 hours, the national Ministry of Health said on late Saturday.
According to the ministry, the death toll has risen by 990 to 562,752 people within the same period of time.
More than 18.89 million patients have recovered since the start of the outbreak.
A day earlier, the country confirmed 42,159 new coronavirus cases, with 1,056 fatalities.
Brazil comes second in terms of the death toll following the United States with more than 616,000 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 202.11 million people have been infected with the coronavirus worldwide, with over 4.28 million fatalities, according to Johns Hopkins University.