Fifteen-year-old Yanomami Is First Indigenous Brazilian to Die From Covid-19

The victim's parents, five indigenous health professionals, an airline pilot and the Helepi Community of some 70 people are now in isolation.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Alvanei Xirixana, 15, born in the Helepi Community, in the Yanomami Indigenous Land, in the State of Roraima, is the first indigenous Brazilian to die from Covid-19 in Brazil.

The report has been confirmed by the Special Secretariat of Indigenous Health (SESAI ), of the Ministry of Health, on Thursday evening, April 9th. Alvanei died at 9 PM from pulmonary infection complications due to Covid-19 disease.

The young man had been hospitalized since April 3rd, but according to the SESAI's infectologist Joel Gonzaga, his health condition worsened "with cerebral compromise, thromboembolism and complications from . . .

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