California dispatches dozens of trailers to store Covid victims

Los Angeles (AFP) – California has distributed at least 166 refrigerated trailers to be used as temporary morgues by overwhelmed hospitals facing record Covid-related deaths, officials said Thursday. The state is reeling from coronavirus, with almost 2,500 deaths last week — far more than any other US state — and many hospital morgues now full.  Cases began spiking even before Thanksgiving gatherings spread the virus faster, and California is bracing for a “surge on top of a surge” driven in part by Christmas and New Year festivities. Mark Ghilarducci, the state’s emergency services director…

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