The number of coronavirus deaths in Brazil surpassed 60,000 on Wednesday, according to the country’s health ministry.
The ministry reported 1,038 new Covid-19 fatalities in the past 24 hours, bringing Brazil’s death toll to 60,632.
Brazil also reported 46,712 newly confirmed cases Wednesday, a large daily increase but still not a record for the country’s daily figures. The highest number reported in a 24-hour period for Brazil happened on June 19 when the ministry reported 54,771 new cases.
Brazil has 1,448,753 confirmed Covid-19 cases as of Wednesday, the second highest number of cases worldwide.