The state government said in a statement that 228 more people have become homeless and 338 people have been evacuated from the coastal area north of Sao Paulo, as rescue teams are working to help those affected by the storm.
Authorities have not provided a figure on the number of missing people.
Tarcisio de Freitas, governor of the state of São Paulo, declared a state of emergency in five cities along the coast.
San Sebastiao, 200km north of São Paulo and where many city residents spend the weekend, was one of the hardest hit, with 60cm of rain falling in 24 hours, according to local officials.
“We have not yet assessed the extent of the damage. We are trying to save the victims,” Mayor Felipe Augusto said.
Extreme weather events fueled by climate change are taking a heavy toll in Brazil and last year torrential rains in Petropolis killed more than 230 people.
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