Mortuaries in New Orleans are full due to Covid-19

New Orleans is running out of places to store those who have died from the novel coronavirus, Mayor LaToya Cantrell said Friday.

Cantrell said the New Orleans coroner’s office and its mortuaries were now full.

“Mortuaries cannot even come pick them up or store them because they’re at capacity. I’ve had to ask the federal government for additional refrigeration so we can take care of our people while they’re resting in God’s peace, but not resting well because they haven’t been laid to rest as they deserve,” she said.

About 7,000 patients have been identified in the two parishes that make up the metro New Orleans area

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