Brazil has now tallied more than two million confirmed virus cases.
It was less than a month ago that Brazil reached one million cases – and there is little sign that the rate of increase is slowing.
Brazil, which is home to around 210 million people, is the second worst affected country behind the US. But President Jair Bolsonaro, who tested positive for the virus, has continued to play down its health risks and fought against social distancing orders.
More than 74,000 people have died from the virus – and the true figures are believed to be even higher.
Meanwhile, infections have passed the one million mark in India, where more than 30,000 daily cases were confirmed on Thursday, local media report.
For months now cases have been swelling in the country, which has the third highest caseload in the world after the US and Brazil.
India’s health ministry website, which publishes the total tally and state breakdowns, does not yet reflect the new numbers.