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Unclaimed bodies of U.S. COVID-19 victims buried on New York island

New York officials have buried the bodies of unclaimed COVID-19 victims on its Hart Island – a mass burial site for those who died unclaimed for decades, and it has confirmed by the city official.

The city is transferring unclaimed bodies to Hart Island to make way for other coronavirus victims whose bodies will be claimed, New York City Mayor Press Secretary Freddi Goldstein told CNN in an interview. Local authorities have hired contract workers to help bury the dead.

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