Rio de Janeiro:
Brazil announced on Sunday that it had registered more than 50,000 coronavirus outbreaks and around a million infections as the world's second worst country struggles to fight the disease.
The Department of Health reported 641 new deaths in the last 24 hours, equivalent to 50,617, with 1,085,038 infections registered.
Brazil is the second most affected country after the United States, where nearly 120,000 people and more than 2.2 million cases die.
President Jair Bolsonaro, who is known to have compared the virus to "small flu", has argued with state and local authorities over the use of measures at home and the closure of companies to curb the virus.
The far-right leader argues that the economic impact of such measures could be worse than the virus itself.
The spread of COVID-19 is accelerating in Latin America, with Mexico, Peru and Chile being severely affected.
Mexico has recorded 170,000 cases and 20,349 deaths.
Peru had 8,000 deaths on Sunday as it prepares to reopen the malls on Monday after 99 days in prison.
Argentina recorded 1,000 deaths on Sunday, which highlights the region's problems.
Chile almost doubled its reported number of coronavirus deaths to 7,144 on Saturday. This corresponds to a new counting method that includes likely deaths from COVID-19.
Experts say that a sub-check means that the real numbers are likely to be much higher.