More than 500,000 coronavirus cases reported in Brazil
Brazil has reported 16,409 cases of novel coronavirus over the past 24 hours, bringing the nationwide total to 514,849.
Brazil also recorded 480 new coronavirus-related fatalities over the past 24 hours, according to its health ministry, raising the overall death toll to 29,314.
Brazil is second only to the United States in its number of coronavirus cases.
Brazil has the fourth-highest number of coronavirus deaths globally, according to Johns Hopkins University.
The global death toll is 373,899 with 6,263,905 confirmed cases, according to the World Health Organization.
COVID-19 was first detected in China's Wuhan in late December and has since spread across the world. In late January, the World Health Organisation declared a global health emergency in light of the epidemic.