Brazil sees 2,202 more COVID-19 deaths
The ministry said that 63,430 more cases were detected, raising the nationwide tally to 15,145,879.
Brazil has the world's second highest COVID-19 death toll, after the United States, and the third largest caseload, after the United States and India.
The South American country is experiencing a new wave of infections, which has resulted in an increase in cases and deaths as hospitals are overwhelmed by COVID-19 patients.
Since Jan. 17, Brazil has vaccinated 52.4 million people.