This aerial photo shows an alleged coronavirus victim being buried at the Vila Formosa Cemetery, on the outskirts of Sao Paulo on May 22.
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In pictures: The coronavirus is surging in Brazil

Updated 10:56 AM ET, Wed May 27, 2020

This aerial photo shows an alleged coronavirus victim being buried at the Vila Formosa Cemetery, on the outskirts of Sao Paulo on May 22.
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Brazil is one of the few large countries in the world where coronavirus cases — and death rates — are still rising.

It is Latin America's hardest-hit country, with confirmed cases climbing by the thousands each day.

Only the United States has more confirmed cases than Brazil, which has passed 300,000. More than 20,000 people have died.

The health care system in Brazil's largest city, Sao Paulo,