Its figure of 28,834 has now surpassed France, and only the US, the UK and Italy have recorded more deaths.
President Jair Bolsonaro has consistently played down the outbreak, although the country has the world's second-highest number of cases.
He has criticised state lockdowns for harming Brazil's economy and jobs.
What are the latest figures?
Brazil's health ministry said the past 24 hours had seen 956 new deaths.