COVID-19 cases in Brazil rises by 75,445 to over 15.73M
Brazil, May 19 (Sputnik) The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Brazil has increased by 75,445 to 15,732,836 within the past 24 hours, the national Ministry of Health said on late Tuesday.
According to the ministry, the death toll has risen by 2,513 to 439,050 people within the same period of time.
More than 14.24 million patients have recovered since the start of the outbreak.
A day earlier, the country confirmed more than 29,000 new coronavirus cases, with 786 fatalities.
Brazil comes second in terms of the death toll following the United States with more than 587,000 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, about 163.79 million people have been infected with the coronavirus worldwide, with over 3.39 million fatalities, according to Johns Hopkins University.