Brazil’s health ministry reported 46,860 new cases of novel coronavirus on Friday -- bringing the country's total to at least 1,274,974.
The ministry also reported 990 additional related deaths, taking Brazil's toll to 55,961.
Sao Paulo, Brazil’s most populous state and the epicenter of its Covid-19 outbreak, has at least 258,508 confirmed cases. At least 13,966 people have died from the virus there, according to the state health secretary.
Rio de Janeiro state has at least 108,497 cases and at least 9,587 deaths.