MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik – 07th October, 2021) The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Brazil has increased by 17,893 to 21,516,967 within the past 24 hours, the national Ministry of Health said on late Wednesday.
According to the ministry, the death toll has risen by 530 to 599,359 people within the same period of time.
More than 20.55 million patients have recovered since the start of the outbreak.
A day earlier, the country confirmed 20,528 new coronavirus cases, with 677 fatalities.
Brazil comes second in terms of the death toll following the United States with more than 707,000 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 236.41 million people have been infected with the coronavirus worldwide, with over 4.82 million fatalities, according to Johns Hopkins University.