Sao Paulo digs mass graves as coronavirus death toll soars in Brazil | ITV News

As many countries ease their lockdowns, Brazil has emerged as the new epicentre of the coronavirus crisis.

On Thursday, Brazil saw the death toll rise by more than 1,000 for the third consecutive day, taking it beyond 26,000.

And in a country ravaged by the virus, nowhere is suffering more than Sao Paulo where massed graves are being dug in cemeteries for rising numbers of virus dead.

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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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