Brazil reports 830 more COVID-19 deaths
A total of 27,783 new infections were detected, raising the total caseload to 18,769,808, the ministry said.
Brazil has the world's second highest COVID-19 death toll, after the United States, and the third largest caseload, following the United States and India.
The South American country, which is experiencing a new wave of infections with hospitals overwhelmed by patients, has a mortality rate of 249.5 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants, the ministry said.
So far, more than 103.1 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered nationwide, and over 27 million people have received two jabs, it added.