City of Manaus sees record number of funerals

. Apr 27, 2020
City of Manaus sees record number of funerals

Manaus, the capital of the northern state of Amazonas, recorded its highest number of funerals in a single day since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic: 140 burials and two cremations on April 26 alone. Among the deaths, ten had tested positive for Covid-19, while 47 died of acute respiratory distress syndrome — for 28 people, the cause of death was not determined. As news website UOL reported, 41 people died at home, a phenomenon Mayor Arthur Virgilio had already blamed on the collapse of the local healthcare system.

Amazonas is one of the hardest-hit states by Covid-19, with 973 confirmed cases per 1 million people — the second-highest in the country — and 64.2 deaths per 1 million people — the most out of all 27 states.

Natália Scalzaretto

Natália Scalzaretto has worked for companies such as Santander Brasil and Reuters, where she covered news ranging from commodities to technology. Before joining The Brazilian Report, she worked as an editor for Trading News, the information division from the TradersClub investor community.

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