Brazil has registered a record number of new coronavirus cases – more than 67,000 over the course of the past day.

The health ministry also reported almost 1,300 deaths for that period.

With more than 2.2 million confirmed infections, Brazil has the second-worst outbreak after the United States.

The virus is now affecting smaller towns and remote areas with fewer medical facilities in Brazil’s huge interior, and indigenous groups are among those increasingly affected.

One prominent leader – Aritana Yawalapiti of the Upper Xingu people – fell ill at the weekend and underwent a 24-hour journey to hospital.