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17 Bodies Found Piled Up At Nursing Home Hit By COVID-19: Report

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An anonymous tip led police in a small New Jersey town to one of the state’s largest nursing homes where bodies were being stored in a shed after the residents died of coronavirus, the New York Times reported Thursday.

According to the report, the corpse had been removed from the shed when police arrived at Andover Subacute and Rehabilitation Center, but they discovered 17 bodies piled inside the nursing home in a small morgue intended to hold no more than four bodies.

“They were just overwhelmed by the amount of people who were expiring,” said Eric C. Danielson, the police chief in Andover, a small township in Sussex County, The Times writes.

The 17 were among 68 recent deaths linked to the long-term care facility, including two nurses, officials said.

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