Portable MORGUES Sent to Florida State Spiral Covid Cases, See Crematoria at Capacity

Portable morgues have been sent to 14 hospital systems in Central Florida as hospitals and crematoria have reached capacity due to an increase in Covid cases linked to the highly contagious Delta strain.

During a Covid-19 update on Thursday, Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings said: The Florida Hospital Association reports that more than 16,700 people are currently hospitalized in the state of Florida. The Hospital Association also reports that this number is almost two-thirds higher than the previous peak of hospital admissions in July 2020.

‘Thirty percent of all patients and hospitals have the coronavirus. In addition, 55 percent of people in ICUs or intensive care units have the disease.”

In the past seven days, there were an average of 21,534 new cases and 212 reported deaths, compared with 15,818 infections and 58 fatalities last month, according to data from Johns Hopkins.

Despite the high rate of infections and hospitalizations, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis issued executive orders banning mask mandates and vaccine passports for certain companies.

Only 53.8 percent of Florida’s population is fully vaccinated.

Portable morgues (shown in file photo) have been sent to 14 hospital systems in Central Florida as hospitals and crematoria have reached capacity due to an increase in Covid cases linked to the highly contagious Delta variant

The Central Florida Disaster Medical Coalition said each hospital system will receive varying amounts of portable morgues depending on the size of the facility.

The Central Florida Disaster Medical Coalition said each hospital system will receive varying amounts of portable morgues depending on the size of the facility.

The Central Florida Disaster Medical Coalition said each hospital system will receive varying amounts of portable morgues depending on the size of the facility.

Three go to Advent Health and Orlando Health, while only one goes to Orlando Health, Leesburg, HCA-East Florida, HCA-North Florida, Steward, Cleveland Clinic and Health First.

Demings also confirmed that hospital morgues are full and announced a seven-day extension of the state of emergency on the 150th Covid update since March last year:

Kimberly Mitchell, the owner of Mitchell’s Funeral Home – an Orlando crematorium – shared: News 6: ‘Covid never went away. As you can see, the hospitals are starting to get space.’

Mitchell also said the funeral home is running out of space in the refrigerators used to store corpses.

“It is still important that we work together, get vaccinated and put on a mask to control the wave we are currently experiencing,” Demings said.

“More than 192,000 cases of coronavirus have now been reported in Orange County… But for the first time in a long time, our new cases are below 1,000 in a single day,” he added.

More than 16,700 people are currently hospitalized in the state of Florida, according to the mayor's Covid update, and 36 percent of those patients have the virus

More than 16,700 people are currently hospitalized in the state of Florida, according to the mayor’s Covid update, and 36 percent of those patients have the virus

“Fifty percent of those in ICUs or intensive care units have the disease,” Demings reported.

“Actually, 815 new cases were reported yesterday. That’s still not a good number, but it’s heading in the right direction. The number of deaths in Orange County now stands at 1,482, eight more than we reported on Monday this week. Sadly, I have to report that two additional Orange County employees died this week from Covid-related illnesses.”

But Florida isn’t the only state to resort to portable morgues. Last month, a mobile morgue was set up in Brooklyn, New York, housing about 200 bodies to help deal with Covid’s fatalities in New York.

New York officials were also preparing to bury the remains of those held in the refrigerated truck trailers at Hart Island, a public cemetery used to bury unclaimed dead or for those who do not wish to be buried. can afford.

On Friday, the US registered 135,245 cases of Covid-19 with a seven-day moving average of 151,005, up 145 percent from the average of 61,451 reported four weeks ago.

On Friday, the US registered 135,245 cases of Covid-19 with a seven-day moving average of 151,005, up 145 percent from the average of 61,451 reported four weeks ago.

Deaths also rose with 1,405 virus-related fatalities on Friday and a seven-day moving average of 1,043, a peak of 320 percent from the average of 248 reported 28 days ago.

Deaths also rose with 1,405 virus-related fatalities on Friday and a seven-day moving average of 1,043, a peak of 320 percent from the average of 248 reported 28 days ago.

In November last year, horrific aerial photos surfaced of 50 refrigerated trucks filled with 650 unclaimed bodies of people who had died from the virus. The trucks were parked along the Brooklyn waterfront, neatly lined in the parking lot of 39th Street Pier in Sunset Park, which has been dubbed the “disaster morgue.”

In May, NYC officials revealed that 750 bodies of virus victims — 100 more than originally reported — had been in the refrigerated trucks for up to an entire year, since the makeshift morgue was set up in April 2020. Some families even ignored requests for their remains from relatives.

Meanwhile, the Delta variant has sparked a furious fourth wave of the pandemic sweeping the entire country.

About 50 freezer trucks parked on 39th Street Pier in the Sunset Park section of Brooklyn have been converted into makeshift morgues storing 650 unclaimed bodies of Covid-19 dead

About 50 freezer trucks parked on 39th Street Pier in the Sunset Park section of Brooklyn have been converted into makeshift morgues storing 650 unclaimed bodies of Covid-19 dead

In May, NYC officials revealed that 750 bodies of virus victims — 100 more than originally reported — had been in the refrigerated trucks for up to an entire year, since the makeshift morgue was set up in April 2020.

In May, NYC officials revealed that 750 bodies of virus victims — 100 more than originally reported — had been in the refrigerated trucks for up to an entire year, since the makeshift morgue was set up in April 2020.

On Tuesday, the US registered 135,245 cases of Covid-19 with a seven-day moving average of 151,005 — a 145 percent increase from the 61,451 average reported four weeks ago, and the highest figure since January.

Last week, the number of cases had grown by 207 percent in a month and by 393 percent the week before.

Deaths are also rising with 1,405 virus-related fatalities on Tuesday and a seven-day moving average of 1,043 – the average is above four digits for the fourth day in a row.

This is a 320 percent increase from the average of 248 reported 28 days earlier and the highest number since March 22.

Meanwhile, hospitals are facing an increase in patient numbers with more than three-quarters of all intensive care (ICU) beds in use, according to data from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

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