Officials rushed to say numerous new confirmed deaths had occurred days or even weeks ago and were being announced now because of delays in processing tests or other reasons.
Brazil's Health Ministry reported late on Thursday that confirmed cases in the country had climbed past 600,000, with 1,437 deaths registered within 24 hours.
The World Health Organization said this week that Latin America has become the "red zone" of coronavirus transmissions in the world and that solidarity and support are needed for these countries to overcome the pandemic.
Officials have said that the real numbers are expected to be much higher and the government is facing growing criticism for opening up parts of the economy over the past days.
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"This is not NY", he said during his regular morning news conference, referring to the hardest hit US city.
The president in particular praised the care of the elderly by families in their homes rather than in care facilities such as the ones that have driven up fatalities in Europe and the United States.
"We have had a very substantial increase in mortality", López-Gatell said, ascribing the delay in reporting deaths to "various reasons". "We won't let our guard down".
Since the beginning of the pandemic, right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro has downplayed the virus, saying on Tuesday that death is "everyone's destiny", and that hunger and unemployment will ultimately prove more deadly.
"Let there not be psychosis, let there not be fear", he said.
The total number of known cases in Latin America's second-largest economy is now 101,238 and its tally of deaths is 11,729, making it the seventh country with most deaths from the virus, according to the John Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering.
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