Photos: Dozens of bodies buried in mass grave on New York’s Hart Island as Coronavirus death toll rises

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Laborers wearing hazardous materials suits were seen covering coffins in a mass grave on New York’s Hart Island. 

This comes as the quantity of internments quadruples in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic and the city’s loss of life ascends to 4,778. 

Twelve contracted workers were seen burrowing and covering the coffins – some of which had names cut on them – on Thursday, April 9. 

The city has utilized Hart Island to cover New Yorkers with no known closest relative or whose family can’t mastermind a burial service since the nineteenth century. 

Ordinarily, around 25 bodies are covered there once per week byRikers Island prison detainees. That number started expanding a month ago as the new Coronavirus spread quickly and New York turned into the focal point of the pandemic. 

They are currently covering around two dozen bodies every day, five days per week, DailyMail.com reports. 

Presently, 4,778 individuals have kicked the bucket from coronavirus in the city and 87,725 have been tainted. 

On Thursday, authorities said they had no real option except to cover COVID-19 patients at the city’s graveyard as it manages the mounting coronavirus loss of life and waning funeral home space. 

Under another strategy, the clinical inspector’s office will save bodies away for only 14 days before they’re covered in the city’s potter’s field on Hart Island.


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