Brazil recorded its highest number of coronavirus deaths and cases in one day, according to the country's Health Ministry Tuesday.
The numbers: From Monday to Tuesday, Brazil confirmed 1,179 more deaths, bringing the country's total to 17,971.
Brazil also recorded 17,408 more Covid-19 cases, bringing the country's total to 271,628.
The increase in cases and deaths are both the highest jump in numbers in a day for Brazil since it confirmed its first case in February.
Sao Paulo state alone reported a record number of deaths on Tuesday, with 324 deaths in the last 24 hours.
Yesterday, Brazil became the country with the third highest number of coronavirus cases in the world, behind the US and Russia.
President Trump said today he is considering a travel ban on Latin America, and Brazil in particular.