Brazil’s health ministry recorded 67,860 new cases of the novel coronavirus Wednesday, its highest daily increase since the outbreak began. The country’s total number of confirmed cases stands at 2,227,514.
Brazil’s previous record daily increase was on June 19, when the ministry added 54,771 new cases.
The ministry also reported 1,284 new deaths from the virus Wednesday, bringing the country’s death toll to 82,771.
Meanwhile, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro announced that he again tested positive for coronavirus Wednesday, 15 days after his initial positive test.