Brazil reported 1,262 deaths from COVID-19 in 24 hours
Some 1,262 people in Brazil died from coronavirus in the 24 hours to Tuesday evening, the country's Health Ministry said.
Brazil also confirmed 28,936 additional cases of the disease, bringing the total to 555,383. A total of 31,199 people in Brazil have died from coronavirus.
COVID-19 began in the country's wealthy neighborhoods and large cities where there were links with international travelers, but the virus is now making its way to poorer and more isolated areas to devastating effect.
The global death toll is 382,412 with 6,485,571 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.