Moscow, The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Brazil has increased by 36,315 to 20,494,212 within the past 24 hours, the national Ministry of Health said on late Thursday.
According to the ministry, the death toll has risen by 979 to 572,641 people within the same period of time.
More than 19.39 million patients have recovered since the start of the outbreak.
A day earlier, the country confirmed 41,714 new coronavirus cases, with 1,064 fatalities.
Brazil comes second in terms of the death toll following the United States with more than 624,000 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 209.82 million people have been infected with the coronavirus worldwide, with over 4.4 million fatalities, according to Johns Hopkins University.