Brazil is edging closer to overtaking the United Kingdom as the country with the second-most coronavirus deaths in the world, after announcing another vast daily fatality toll on Friday.
Another 1,005 deaths were confirmed by the health ministry in the past 24 hours, taking the country's overall death toll above 35,000.
The ministry also registered 30,830 new coronavirus cases in the past day, bringing the nationwide total to 645,771 cases.
The virus is surging in the country, even as its President Jair Bolsonaro pushes to re-open parts of the country. The populist leader has frequently dismissed the severity of the disease.
On Thursday, Brazil surpassed Italy’s total Covid-19 death toll and became the country with the third-highest death toll worldwide, behind the United Kingdom and the United States, according to Johns Hopkins University data.
More than 40,000 deaths have been recorded in the UK, but the country is far further along in its outbreak than Brazil.