Brazil recorded its highest number of coronavirus deaths and cases in one day, according to the country's Health Ministry Tuesday.

From Monday to Tuesday, Brazil confirmed 1,179 more deaths, bringing the country's total deaths to 17,971.

Brazil also recorded 17,408 more Covid-19 cases, bringing the country's total cases to 271,628.

The increase in cases and deaths are both the highest jump in numbers in a day for Brazil since it confirmed its first case in February.

Yesterday, Brazil became the country with the third highest number of coronavirus cases in the world, behind the US and Russia.