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Backlog of dead bodies in Los Angeles has led to limits on cremations being lifted to free up space – ABC News

There are currently more dead bodies lying in hospitals in Los Angeles than are allowed to be cremated per month.



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A limit on the number of cremations which can be performed in Los Angeles has been lifted, as thousands of dead bodies lie in hospitals due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Key points:

  • There were more than 2,700 dead bodies laying in hospitals and the Coroner’s office last Friday
  • A limit on cremations in Los Angeles is in place to retain air quality
  • A 10-day halt to the limit of cremations has been granted

Los Angeles authorities place a monthly limit on the number of bodies a crematorium can burn in…

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