Brasilia, May 19 : Covid-19 count in Brazil has reached 254,220 as 13,140 more cases were registered in the country in the past 24 hours; confirmed the country's Health Ministry on Tuesday. Sputnik quoted the health ministry official statement confirming that the death toll has risen to 16,792 people as 674 more people succumbed to the disease during the past 24 hours.
The Ministry added that till today 100,459 patients have recovered from the disease. The World Health Organization (WHO) had designated the disease outbreak as a pandemic on March 11. WHO statistics claim that the worldwide death toll due to the pandemic has surpassed 311,000 and more than 4.6 million people have been infected by the virus till now. (UNI)