Brazil on Tuesday reported a record 3,780 deaths from the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours, according to data from the country’s Health Ministry.
The data showed that the country’s overall case tally had reached 12.65 million with the addition of 84,494 new infections.
Over 11 million recoveries have been reported, while the death toll rose to 317,646 with the latest additions.
With a population of more than 213 million, Brazil is the country most affected by the pandemic after the US.
The country has seen difficult days in recent weeks because of occupancies in intensive care units and the spread of a more contagious variant that is thought to have originated in Amazonas state.
The average daily death toll in the past week was about 2,600 and the number of cases was more than 75,000.
Source: Bueno Aires