After 368 dead on Sunday and 349 dead on Monday, now 475 have died from Covid-19 Tuesday.
The Coronavirus deaths are so high in Italy that officials don’t know how to deal with coffins, some places have a waiting list for burials and funerals are happening with no family members there.
By death toll alone, the coronavirus has landed in the northern province of Bergamo with the force of a historic disaster.
In the part of Italy hit hardest by the coronavirus, the crematorium has started operating 24 hours a day.
Coffins are overflowing local facilities and have filled up two hospital morgues, and then a cemetery morgue, and are now being lined up inside a cemetery church.
The local newspaper’s daily obituary section has grown from two or three pages to 10, sometimes listing more than 150 names, in what the top editor likens to “war bulletins.”
Under the country’s strict lockdown, many families have been unable to see their loved ones during treatment or to attend their funerals.
There is a waiting list for services, a crematorium is working 24 hours a day, and the obituary section of a local newspaper has grown to about 10 pages. More disaster news on Strange Sounds and Steve Quayle. [Il Messagero, TWP, BI]