RALEIGH, N.C. (WRAL) – More than 3,500 people statewide were being treated for COVID-19 in hospitals across North Carolina on Monday, according to state officials.
UNC Health Southeastern in Lumberton has seen so many COVID-19 deaths recently that hospital administrators rented a mobile morgue over the weekend because the hospital’s regular morgue is full.
“We didn’t want to get to the point where we didn’t have space for a body should a patient die and we needed to hold them for a while before a funeral home could come to get them,” said Joann Anderson, the hospital’s president and chief medical officer.
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