Tragedy in Progress: Covid-19 Invades Indigenous Villages, May Decimate Amazon Communities

Non-governmental organizations report 228 deaths, more than triple the official Ministry of Health record of 73.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The 228th confirmed death from infection by the novel coronavirus in the Brazilian Legal Amazon area, according to data from yesterday's Coordination of Indigenous Organizations in the Brazilian Amazon (COIAB), once again sounded the alarm for a tragedy in progress: the spread of the disease among one of the most vulnerable groups in the country in terms of access to the Health System, with the risk of extermination of entire cultures and peoples.

The spread is worrying. Data collected on the same day by the Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?