Coronavirus Updates: Brazil sees largest single-day COVID-1 death toll

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Coronavirus Updates: Brazil sees largest single-day COVID-1 death toll
Coronavirus Updates: Brazil sees largest single-day COVID-1 death toll

Brazil reported a record single-day spike in coronavirus-related deaths on Thursday.

The Brazilian Ministry of Health registered 1,349 deaths from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, surpassing the previous single-day record set on Tuesday. That brings the national toll to over 32,500, the fourth highest of any country in the world.

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The actual death toll is believed to be much higher due to insufficient testing.

Brazil also has one of the highest tallies of COVID-19 cases in the world, second only to the United States. More than 584,000 people in the South American nation have been diagnosed with the disease so far, according to a count kept by Johns Hopkins University.

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