MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik – 08th October, 2021) The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Brazil has increased by 15,591 to 21,532,558 within the past 24 hours, the national Ministry of Health said on late Thursday.
According to the ministry, the death toll has risen by 451 to 599,810 people within the same period of time.
More than 20.5 million patients have recovered since the start of the outbreak.
A day earlier, the country confirmed 17,893 new coronavirus cases, with 530 fatalities.
Brazil comes second in terms of the death toll following the United States with more than 709,000 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 236.66 million people have been infected with the coronavirus worldwide, with over 4.83 million fatalities, according to Johns Hopkins University.