Brazil’s Ministry of Health recorded 20,257 COVID-19 cases Monday, bringing the total to 2,118,646 confirmed cases of the disease. Officials also report that more than 1.4 million people have recovered from the disease, or about two-thirds of the total cases.

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The death toll in the country has risen to 80,120 after recording  632 deaths in the last 24 hours.

The World Health Organization (WHO) says the country’s cases have reached a plateau, thus opening an opportunity to get the outbreak there under control.

Two government ministers in Brazil have tested positive for the coronavirus as each tweeted about it separately–Citizenship Minister Onyx Lorenzoni and Education Minister Milton Ribeiro.

This follows reports of President Jair Bolsonaro testing positive earlier this month.