SAO PAULO, May 16 (Xinhua) -- Brazil on Sunday reported 1,036 more deaths from COVID-19, raising the national count to 435,751, the Ministry of Health said.
Meanwhile, 40,941 more infections were detected, raising the nationwide tally to 15,627,475.
Brazil has the world's second highest COVID-19 death toll, after the United States, and the third largest caseload, following the United States and India.
The South American country is experiencing a new wave of infections, which has resulted in an increase in cases and deaths as hospitals are overwhelmed by COVID-19 patients.
Brazil has vaccinated 57.69 million people, with 19.09 million having received two jabs.