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14 Portable Morgues Heading To Central Florida Hospitals Amid ‘Unprecedented Deaths’

Fourteen transportable morgues are being despatched to central Florida hospitals amid what one official known as “unprecedented deaths” through the state’s report COVID-19 disaster.

Each refrigerated morgue holds 12 our bodies, Lynne Drawdy, govt director of the Central Florida Disaster Medial Coalition, who ordered the items, informed the Orlando Sentinel.

“The number of deaths right now is unprecedented,” Drawdy informed the newspaper. “What we’re hearing from the hospitals is that the death count right now is higher than it has ever been.”

AdventHealth, which is getting three of the transportable morgues, stated in a press release to WESH Channel 2 that the system is also renting refrigerated units at 10 websites in Orange, Osceola, Polk, Seminole and Volusia counties, noting that also they are being crammed.

The Advent assertion stated our bodies are backing up as a result of funeral houses and crematoriums are additionally overwhelmed.

“COVID has never gone away,” Kimberly Mitchell, proprietor of Mitchell’s Funeral Home, informed WMPG Chanel 6 in Orlando. (*14*)

The Florida Department of Health stories 389 folks have died from COVID-19 this previous week and 43,979 folks have died from the virus within the state because the starting of the pandemic.

Just over half of Florida residents — 52% — have been totally vaccinated towards COVID-19.

“There is no question that the delta variant had changed everything,” Raul Pino, well being officer in Orange County, informed the Sentinel. “But if we were at higher rates of vaccination, let’s say 80 to 85% of our eligible population, the numbers would be smaller.”

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