Rio de Janeiro [Brazil], June 27 (ANI/Xinhua): Brazil registered 1,593 more deaths from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, bringing the national death toll to 512,735, the health ministry said Saturday.
A total of 64,134 new infections were detected, raising the total caseload to 18,386,894, 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 244 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants, said the ministry.
More than 94.8 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered nationwide, and over 25.2 million people have received two jabs, it added. (ANI/Xinhua)