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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Day after day, over 30,000 cases of Brazilians infected with COVID-19 are reported, and the daily death toll has exceeded the one thousand mark several times. The country totals almost 930,000 cases and over 45,000 deaths.

The waves of the pandemic have shifted from the wealthiest sections of the population to strike hard the poorest, and from coastal cities to the interior, threatening the most vulnerable and neglected - favela residents, street dwellers, and indigenous and riverine communities.

The state of Amazonas has the highest per capita mortality rate from COVID-19. On . . .

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