RIO DE JANEIRO, June 10 (Xinhua) -- Brazil registered 2,504 more deaths from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, bringing the nationwide tally to 482,019, the health ministry said Thursday.
A total of 88,092 new infections were detected, raising the caseload to 17,210,969, the ministry said.
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, which is experiencing a new wave of infections with hospitals overwhelmed by patients, has a death rate of 229.4 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants, said the ministry.
More than 75.2 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered nationwide, and over 23.4 million people have received two jabs, it said.