SAO PAULO, May 22 (Xinhua) -- Brazil reported on Saturday 1,899 more deaths from COVID-19, raising the national count to 448,208, the Ministry of Health said.
A total of 76,490 more infections were detected, raising the nationwide tally to 16,047,439, the ministry said.
According to the ministry, Brazil now has a death rate of 213.3 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants.
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.