Covid-19 is overwhelming the death system. Funeral directors keep it from spiraling into chaos.

Covid-19 is overwhelming the death system. Funeral directors keep it from spiraling into chaos.

Kim Zambito, a 29-year-old undertaker in Brooklyn, always drives and rides. On April 18, a week after the daily death toll from Covid-19 in New York City peaked at over 800, she made three house moves, put about six bodies in coffins and moved a dozen more through the funeral…

US Coronavirus Death Toll Hits 70,000

US Coronavirus Death Toll Hits 70,000

Healthcare workers drive the bodies of deceased people outside Wyckoff Heights Medical Center during the coronavirus outbreak in Brooklyn, NY, April 6, 2020. (Brendan Mcdermid / Reuters) The coronavirus death toll in the United States reached 70,110 on Tuesday afternoon. There have been nearly 1,200,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus in…

U.K. overtakes Italy with Europe’s highest official coronavirus death toll

U.K. overtakes Italy with Europe’s highest official coronavirus death toll

LONDON – The UK has overtaken Italy to report the highest official death toll from the new coronavirus in Europe, according to figures released Tuesday, putting pressure on Prime Minister Boris Johnson about his response to the crisis. Weekly figures from the UK Office for National Statistics (ONS) added more…

Woman dragged to her death by alligator after 'wanting to get close' to animal

Woman dragged to her death by alligator after 'wanting to get close' to animal

A woman in the United States told friends that she “wanted to get close to an alligator” shortly before someone dragged her to her death. Police in South Carolina said 58-year-old Cynthia Covert hadn’t screamed when the creature grabbed her in the mouth and dragged her into the pound on…