Bodies of COVID-19 victims lie in the streets of Ecuador as death toll across Latin America passes 15,000 (Photos)

Bodies of Coronavirus victims have been seen lying in the streets of the Ecuadorian capital.

On Tuesday, Forensics experts were pictured attending to the corpse of a 65-year-old man suspected of contracting COVID-19 in Quito. The lifeless body was later loaded inside a coffin when funeral home workers arrived at the scene.

Back in April, a body was seen laying oustide a clinic for three days in Guayaquil, Ecuador, while another was pictured outside Teodoro Maldonado Carbo Hospital.

Ecuador has more than 31,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus, including 1,569 deaths. The toll across Latin America and the Caribbean passed 15,000 on Wednesday, with more than 280,000 cases reported.

Experts believe that the pandemic will peak in Latin America in the coming days.
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