Hospital Albert Einstein in Sao Paulo said in a statement that 80-year-old Edson Arantes do Nascimento was recovering "in a satisfactory manner," though still in intensive care.
Pelé, the only male player to win three World Cups, has had mobility problems since a failed hip replacement surgery in 2012.
Brazil-Argentina qualifier suspended as health officials walk into pitch to remove players who didn't follow COVID rules
The match featuring Argentina's Lionel Messi and Brazil's Neymar was stopped in the 7th minute because of the extraordinary interruption. The referee eventually suspended the game.
The study conducted by Brazilian researchers shows that the molecule produced by the 'jararacussu pit viper' slowed down the the virus' ability to multiply in momkey cells by 75%.
A swell of COVID-19 cases is halting samba steps in Brazil's biggest metropolis while Argentina's capital tiptoes its way back to the tango floor.
Sao Paulo will do everything possible to sign former AC Milan and Real Madrid playmaker Kaka next season.