In Brazil from coronavirus infection has died, the representative of the Yanomami, a group of indigenous inhabitants of the Amazon, known for its remoteness and vulnerability to new diseases. On it informs the American TV channel CNN.
15-year-old boy since April 3, was treated in the intensive care unit at the hospital in Boa Vista, the capital of the Northern state of Roraima.
The Yanomami live in the rainforests and mountains of Northern Brazil and southern Venezuela. Today it is the largest relatively isolated tribe in South America, numbering, according to various estimates, up to 38 thousand.
Experts believe the virus spread among the Yanomami through gold miners who illegally enter the territory, where indigenous peoples live.
The Association of indigenous peoples of Brazil reported that the deceased was the third native of the country who died from COVID-19.
Brazil is home to about 800 thousand indigenous people from more than 300 ethnic groups.
Flash coronavirus infection COVID-19 began in December 2019 in the Chinese city of Wuhan. March 11, the world health organization declared the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
According to the data of Hopkins University on April 11, the number of infected people in the world exceeded 1.7 million, of which 379 thousand nearly cured, and 103.5 thousand died.
In Brazil, the number of infected reached 19 943 people died from COVID-19x 1074 people.