Coronavirus USA Update: New York City morgues are running out of space

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Coronavirus USA Update: New York City morgues are running out of space
Coronavirus USA Update: New York City morgues are running out of space

New York City morgues are almost full amid a mounting death toll from the coronavirus pandemic, according to Federal Emergency Management Agency records reviewed by ABC News.

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The city has ordered 85 refrigerated trucks from the U.S. military to use as makeshift morgues hold the dead. The trucks are expected to arrive by mid-April.

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So far, at least 1,562 people in New York City have died from COVID-19, according to a tally kept by Johns Hopkins University.

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