On Monday, Brazil reported 620 new deaths from coronavirus, raising the country’s death toll to 65,487.

Brazil’s health ministry also recorded 20,229 new cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the country’s total to 1,623,284 cases.

The new figures come as cities around the country start to reopen.

Rio de Janeiro, where more than 10,000 people have died of coronavirus, opened its bars and restaurants over the weekend.

In Sao Paulo, bars, restaurants, and beauty salons also reopened with restrictions on Monday after been closed since March 24. Dining establishments will now have seating areas after previously being restricted to delivery and takeout services.

But new rules and restrictions apply: for example, Sao Paulo bars and restaurants can only operate for 6 hours a day and with a maximum occupancy of 40% capacity.

Brazil continues to follow the US in leading the world’s highest numbers of infections and deaths from the coronavirus.