Retrieving bodies from homes is a 24-hour operation in N.Y.C.

“Bring out your dead!” Except without the funny part.

«Paramedics are not testing those they pronounce dead for the virus so it is almost impossible to say how many of the people were infected with it. Some may have been tested before they died and either were not admitted to hospitals or were sent home.

But the discrepancy between the number of people dying at home this year at the height of the epidemic compared with the number of those who died under such circumstances last year suggests the virus was involved in many of the recent deaths.

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