RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The coronavirus has killed more nurses in Brazil than anywhere else in the world as the pandemic spreads in the country.

The Federal Nursing Council (COFEN) says there are more than 15,000 nurses infected with Covid-19, which, according to the council, represents almost 40 percent of the global number of cases. By Wednesday, 137 nurses had died. Walquirio Almeida, COFEN's spokesperson, associates the high number of deaths with the lack of equipment and medical team preparation.

"The numbers are very alarming, we did not expect so many," Almeida said in an interview. "The . . .

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