Coronavirus surge in Brazil accounts for massive spike in deaths

Brazil ranks third in the world with over 34,000 deaths, including nearly 1,500 in last 24 hours as cemeteries fill massive graves with multiple coffins per site.
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pandemic. Now to the staggering toll in Latin America. In Brazil, these are the mass graves across the countryside. Nearly 1,500 lives lost in the past 24 hours. James Longman from Brazil tonight. Reporter: Coronavirus in Brazil is surging. Now the third worst hit nation. Over 34,000 dead, nearly 1,500 in the last 24 hours. The loss in amazonia has been enormous. She is mourning her father. He's buried underneath four other people. It's actually a mass grave. This is actually how people are buried. Side by side, often one on top of another. This is an illness creeping from the cities into the jungle. We've been on this motorboat now for two hours, we've got another couple of hours left before we reach the first indigenous community. Anapaula thinks she has coronavirus. I have had symptoms, she says, and I'm worried about my kids. The medical boat only comes once a month. Unfortunately there has been a lot of bureaucracy. We are so sorry that we couldn't get here soon enough. That's good news. Luckily anapaula tests negative. But other villagers are positive. There are countless other spots where controlling the spread seems almost impossible. David, every doctor I've spoken to in Brazil says it's entering its peak now and unlike other countries is not going come out any time soon. James, we appreciate it.

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