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New York City will bury bodies on a remote island if they're unclaimed after 6 days because coronavirus deaths are overwhelming morgues

Business Insider Wednesday, 8 April 2020
New York City will bury bodies on a remote island if they're unclaimed after 6 days because coronavirus deaths are overwhelming morgues· The coronavirus pandemic is killing hundreds of people in New York City each day. 
· To accommodate the dead before families claim them, the city's medical examiner expanded temporary refrigerated storage to hold 3,600 decedents instead of the usual 900.
· However, a policy change posted to the medical examiner's website...
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