Rio de Janeiro, July 15 (IANS) Brazil reported on Tuesday that an additional 1,300 people had died from the coronavirus in a single day, leading to an increase in the number of cases in the country, Xinhua reported. The total death toll rose to 74,133.

In the past 24 hours, tests have detected 41,857 new cases of the coronavirus, bringing the total number of cases to 1,929,824, according to the Ministry of Health.

Brazil is considered the second most infected country in the world after the United States, with both countries having the highest number of infections and deaths.

The southeastern state of S ប៉ូo Paulo, the country's most populous city, was the epicenter with 386,607 cases and 18,324 deaths, followed by Rio de Janeiro. There were 132,822 cases and 11,624 deaths in Ceara, with 139,437 cases and 6,977 deaths.