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German crematorium struggles to keep up with surge in COVID-19 deaths

Added 01-15-21 11:18:01am EST - “Workers at a German crematorium are resorting to stacking coffins one on top of the other as the country battles a new surge in coronavirus deaths during an intense second wave of the pandemic. The?” - Nypost.com

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Workers at a German crematorium are resorting to stacking coffins one on top of the other as the country battles a new surge in coronavirus deaths during an intense second wave of the pandemic.

The city of Meissen crematorium, in the eastern state of Saxony, started feeling the impact in November, when coronavirus-related deaths began increasing at an unexpected rate, according to crematorium manager Joerg Schaldach.

“We have a lot of coronavirus cases right now which is obviously highly unusual,” Schaldach said.

“We have twice as many deaths as before. People of course also die of other causes such as heart failure and circulatory failure, but those who die from coronavirus are extra and those are a 100 percent increase. In fact, the death rate has doubled.”

The crematorium has a dozen workers, who typically work a two-shift system from Monday to Friday. Now, the employees are forced to put in more time, Schaldach said. 

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