Spiraling COVID-19 deaths leave morgues overflowing and funeral homes turning away grieving families – Los Angeles Times

Single-day COVID-19 death records have been broken every day for the last three days of the year, with 242 deaths reported Tuesday, 262 on Wednesday and 291 on New Year’s Eve.

The sheer number of fatalities is causing more challenges to already overwhelmed hospitals and other institutions. Many hospital morgues are now filled with bodies, and officials are trying to move them for temporary storage at the county medical examiner-coroner’s office.

Source: Spiraling COVID-19 deaths leave morgues overflowing and funeral homes turning away grieving families – Los Angeles Times