Aerial footage of coffins being buried in a COVID-19 mass grave in New York City, as the death toll from the coronavirus outbreak continues to rise.
Workers in hazmat outfits were seen using a ladder to descend into a huge pit where the coffins were stacked.
The graves are being dug on Hart Island, used for New Yorkers with no next of kin or who could not afford a funeral.
New York state now has more coronavirus cases than any single country, according to latest figures.
The state’s confirmed caseload of COVID-19 jumped by 10,000 to 159,937, of whom 7,000 have died.
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