As the numbers show, about 66,570 people died in Covid-19 in March in Brazil, more than double the previous month’s record.
The country’s healthcare services are at stake as the number of cases of the virus continues to grow.
President Jair Bolsonaro has faced intense criticism of dealing with the crisis and has been hit by a hot resignation this week.
But on Wednesday, he again opposed the blockade imposed by the local governor and mayor.
“There were two enemies, the virus and the unemployment. That’s the reality. I’m not going to solve this problem by staying at home,” he said.
On Wednesday, another 3,800 people died and more than 90,000 were infected with the coronavirus. Brazil’s daily deaths now account for about a quarter of all coronavirus deaths in the world.
New Army, Navy, and Air Force chiefs were announced Wednesday to replace those who resigned on Tuesday, apparently in protest of the sudden dismissal of Defense Minister Fernando Azevedo e Silva.
Mr Bolsonaro and his minister clashed over the issue of military loyalty, stating that the defense minister should be directed towards supporting the Constitution rather than personally supporting the president.
The role of the military in Brazilian politics has been a delicate issue since the country returned to democracy in 1985 after a 21-year military junta.
New Defense Minister Walter Braga Net has announced that Paulo Sergio Nogueira de Oliveira will lead the Army, the Almir Garnier Navy and the Carlos Almeida Baptista Junior Air Force.
His announcement was made on the anniversary of the 1964 coup that brought power to the military.
He said the military “will not find what the country wants when it needs it.” It should be celebrated the day before he expressed concern that the coup “made the country peaceful.”
Former Army Captain Jair Bolsonaro himself caused anger in 2019 when he organized a coup memorial.
Not only did Bolsonaro lose his defense minister, he had to replace the foreign minister with five other ministers. Cardiologist Marcelo Keiloga has become the fourth health minister since the pandemic began.