More than 65,000 people have died from coronavirus in Brazil, according to figures released by the country’s health ministry on Monday.
Brazil has reported 620 new fatalities from the virus since yesterday, bringing the death toll to 65,487.
The country’s health ministry recorded 20,229 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 1,623,284.
Brazil’s new numbers come as Rio de Janeiro opened its bars and restaurants over the weekend. In Rio state, 31 people have died of coronavirus since Sunday, bringing the total state death toll to 10,698. The state recorded an additional 587 cases on Monday, according to state health secretary data. The total confirmed number of cases in Rio de Janeiro state is now 121,879.
Brazil continues to follow the US in leading the world’s highest numbers of infections and deaths from coronavirus.