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(Meredith) -- Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is known for having some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, which typically are packed with tourists. But due to the worldwide coronavirus pandemic, the beaches are closed.

Drone video taken Friday, March 27 shows a completely barren beach -- an eerie site for a place that is normally so crowded.

While Brazil is taking precautions to fight the pandemic, the country has managed to keep its number of COVID-19 cases pretty low. Brazil, with a population of 209 million, has just 4,371 confirmed cases of COVID-19 (.002% of population) and 141 deaths. By comparison, the United States, with a population of 327.2 million, has 151,944 confirmed cases (.04% of population) and 2,807 deaths. These numbers are based on the afternoon of March 30.

An aerial view of Copacabana beach amidst the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on March 29, 2020 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The beach is usually very busy at this time of the day on weekends. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
This photo shows a typical day on Ipanema beach on a hot summer's day in Rio de Janeiro. (Photo by Christopher Pillitz/Getty Images)

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