22 September 2021,   00:28
34 918 in 24 hours - Brazil suffers record increase in cases

Brazil has had its worst day for new confirmed cases, recording 34 918 in 24 hours to bring its overall total to 923 189 total infections.

The health ministry said the country has also suffered 1 282 deaths since the last update on Monday, bringing the number of confirmed fatalities there to 45 241.

In nominal terms, Brazil is the second-worst hit country in the world in both respects.