Cases and deaths are still high, but the country is pressing on with ending its lockdown and reopening businesses and venues.
Throughout the pandemic Bolsonaro also repeatedly flouted public-health guidance and downplayed the severity of the outbreak.
He told TV Brasil on Tuesday that his lungs were scanned on Monday after he felt pain, but by Tuesday his fever was better, which he said was thanks to hydroxychloroquine.
Nonetheless, a number of studies have found hydroxychloroquine to be ineffective in treating COVID-19.
“These large observational studies have found no evidence of benefit and perhaps some evidence of harm,” Dr. Neil Schluger, chairman of the department of medicine at New York Medical College, previously told Business Insider.
A handful of other studies, however, have indicated that the drug has seen some success in hospitalized patients.