Brazil has seen more than 260,000 new coronavirus cases in the past week alone, according to daily numbers released from the Brazilian Health Ministry.
In the past seven days, Brazil has recorded 261,683. On Monday, the ministry recorded a daily jump of 20,286, bringing the country's total number of confirmed cases to 1,884,967.
The ministry also added 733 new Covid-19 fatalities Monday, bringing the nationwide death toll in Brazil to 72,833.
Among the new cases recorded in the last week was Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who announced he tested positive for the virus on Tuesday, reports CNN.
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Bolsonaro will take another Covid-19 test this week, the official doctor for the presidency told CNN affiliate CNN Brazil on Monday.
Coronavirus cases keep surging across the world reaching 13,238,121 as of Tuesday morning.
Besides, the death toll from the deadly virus has reached 575,543 globally, according to Worldometer.
Of the currently infected 4,964,306 patients, 4,905,425 are in mild condition while 58,881 are in serious or critical condition.
So far, 7,698,272 people have made recovery from the disease in different countries.