Police found 17 bodies piled on top of each other in the morgue of a nursing home in New Jersey, which is among the largest care homes severely affected by the Corona virus.
Media reported that police found 17 bodies piled on top of each other in the morgue of an aged care home in New Jersey, in another indication of the pressure the coronavirus outbreak is causing on care facilities.
Police officers in Andover, about 80 km west of New York City, had found the bodies after they received a report from an unknown person.
The bodies were discovered in the “Andover Rehabilitation Unit”, which is among the largest care homes in New Jersey severely affected by the virus.
The cause of the death of the 17 people is not known yet, but 26 of the 68 people who died recently in the facility were infected with Covid-19.
Andover Police Chief Eric Danielson told CNN that “the employees were under obvious pressure and probably did not have enough employees.”
For his part, the governor of New Jersey expressed his “anger” at the way in which the bodies were being piled up and ordered an investigation.
The outbreak of the epidemic, according to reports, has killed thousands of elderly homes, highlighting the extent to which the elderly are affected by the epidemic.