Bodies are being stored at a temporary facility in Surrey after the county’s hospital mortuaries reached capacity amid rising Covid-19 cases.
Some 170 bodies are being kept in the temporary mortuary at Headley Court in Leatherhead, which first opened in April to alleviate pressure during the first wave of the pandemic.
More than half of those kept at the facility died from Covid-19, a Surrey Local Resilience Forum spokesman said.
The county’s hospital mortuaries have the capacity to store 600 bodies but are currently full, while the temporary facility has room for 800.
I think that’s with, not from. But still. The big question is why this number?
An increase in deaths, the rate of them? Could be, obviously. Or is it that funerals and cremations aren’t taking place?
It would be interesting to know, obviously. And a newspaper might tell us but in the absence of one of those any more…..