Brazil reports 1,232 deaths from coronavirus in the past 24 hours
A total of 31,278 people has so far died from the virus in the country.
The number of confirmed cases has reached 558,237, an increase of 27,263 cases in the last 24 hours.
Brazil ranks second in the world in terms of total cases, behind the United States and has become the country with the fifth highest number of coronavirus-related deaths
While at least 8,318 patients are being treated in intensive care units, more than 240,627 patients suffering from coronavirus have been discharged from hospital after being cured.
Sao Paulo, the country’s most-populated state, continues to be the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic in Brazil. The state has so far reported more than 111,000 confirmed coronavirus cases, with at least 7,667 deaths.