The ministry also reported 334 new cases, bringing the total to 23,755.
The latest daily caseload is up from the previous day, but still lower than the country's record high of more than 45,000 new cases identified last Friday. Brazil has become the second worst-affected country after a rapid surge in both confirmed cases and deaths.
Due to a lack of federal COVID-19 lockdown measures, states and cities in the USA have had to implement their own preventative policies and guidance.
For more than 16 days in a row as of Saturday, Texas set a record for hospitalizations related to COVID-19, according to The Washington Post. On Friday, the U.S. broke its all-time record for the highest number of reported COVID-19 cases in a single day - surpassing 40,000 for the first time.