The authorities admitted that the body was still stored in the truck
More than a year later, hundreds of people are still in the makeshift morgue on 39th Street in Sunset Park.
In a report submitted to the City Council Health Committee last week, officials from the New York City Chief Medical Examiner’s Office admitted that the remains of approximately 750 Covid-19 victims are still stored in trucks. Officials said at a committee meeting on Wednesday that they would try to reduce this number.
Dina Maniotis, executive deputy director of the medical examiner’s office, said that most of the bodies may end up on Hart Island, across from the Bronx, where the poor and unclaimed places were buried in more than one place. century.
Long Island Gap is 1.6 kilometers of land and buried more than 1 million people. It is home to the largest mass grave in the United States.
According to the city’s analysis, at most one-tenth of coronavirus victims on the island are buried on the island. Analysis shows that by 2020, at least 2,334 adults will be buried on the island, more than double the number in 2019.