Morgue jobs run out amid California coronavirus

California has run out of places in morgues amid the “raging” coronavirus in the state reports CTV News.

“I have been in the funeral industry for 40 years, and I never thought that one day I would have to tell families that there is no place for their deceased relatives,” said Magda Maldonado, owner of Continental Funeral Home in Los Angeles.

According to her, now it is necessary to take out corpses at least 30 times a day – this is six times more than usual. Morgue owners ask each other for help, but none of them have enough space. Maldonado said she had to rent more body refrigerators and delay travel to hospitals for a day or two.

It is noted that in hospitals in the state of California in intensive care units, there are also practically no free beds left. CTV News recalls that the number of people infected with coronavirus in the United States has already exceeded 20 million people. In December, the state of California came out on top in the incidence of COVID-19 in the country, the number of new infected there exceeded similar indicators of Germany, India and Britain.