Brazil’s city of Manaus resorts to mass graves as country’s coronavirus death toll soars

Brazilian city of Manaus has been burying five coffins at a time in collective graves, as the Amazon rain forest’s biggest city sees its death toll spike because of the coronavirus outbreak and its hospital units submerged. Brazil is the most affected country in South American, haven surpassed China’s death toll. Manaus and São Paulo are amongst the epicenters in the country.

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In This Story: Brazil

Brazil is the largest country in both South America and Latin America.

Its capital is Brasília, and its most populous city is São Paulo. The federation is composed of the union of the 26 states and the Federal District. It is the largest country to have Portuguese as an official language and the only one in the Americas, as well as the most populous Roman Catholic-majority country.

Its Amazon basin includes a vast tropical forest, home to diverse wildlife, a variety of ecological systems, and extensive natural resources spanning numerous protected habitats. Brazil is classified as an upper-middle income economy by the World Bank and a newly industrialized country.

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