RIO DE JANEIRO, April 26 (Xinhua) -- Brazil's COVID-19 caseload reached 61,888, with the death toll hitting 4,205, the Health Ministry said Sunday.

According to the daily report from the ministry, in the past 24 hours, 3,379 people tested positive for COVID-19, up 5.8 percent, and 189 patients died, up 4.7 percent.

The southeast state of Sao Paulo, the nation's worst-hit area, reported 20,715 infections with 1,700 deaths, followed by the state of Rio de Janeiro, which reported 7,111 infections with 645 deaths.