RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - To date there are now over 63,000 confirmed Covid-19 cases and 1,896 deaths among indigenous communities in the Amazon, according to the latest report from the Coordination of Indigenous Organizations of the Amazon Basin (COICA) and the Amazon Basin Church Network (REPAM).
In September alone, more than 10,000 new cases were recorded and 260 people died with or from the new virus. The Amazon region stretches across nine South American states and is home to hundreds of indigenous communities.
According to the report, most infections and deaths occur in Brazil (24,866 . . .