Brazil recorded its deadliest day of the pandemic so far by reporting more than 4,000 deaths in a single day, health ministry data shows.
On Tuesday, Brazil reported at least 4,195 new Covid-19 deaths over the past 24 hours —the first time the country had an increase in deaths above the 4,000 figure, according to official data. The latest figures bring the country’s death toll to at least 336,947.
Additionally, at least 86,979 new Covid-19 cases were reported across the country, raising the tally of cases to at least 13,100,580, according to the health ministry.
Some context: Global Covid-19 cases have risen for the sixth consecutive week, according to the World Health Organization’s Weekly Epidemiological Update on Tuesday.
Brazil, along with the US, Turkey and France followed India in the highest number of new Covid-19 cases reported globally.