The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Brazil multiplied by five in the month of May, according to numbers released by country’s health ministry.
On May 1, Brazil had reported a total of 91,589 confirmed cases. As of Monday, the country’s total stands at 526,447.
In the past 24 hours alone, Brazil recorded 12,247 new cases, the health ministry said.
Brazil also recorded 623 more coronavirus-related deaths over the previous 24 hours, according to its health ministry, raising the overall death toll to 29,937.
Brazil is second only to the United States in number of coronavirus cases.