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Business Insider's @DaveMosher  followed funeral director Pat Marmo for a day to see what it's like on the ground for deathcare workers battling #COVID19 .

"It scares me," funeral director Pat Marmo says about the surge of deaths amid the coronavirus pandemic overwhelming his funeral homes. "We're running out of pouches, body bags. I need stretchers."

Pat Marmo, owner of Daniel J. Schaefer Funeral Home, at his body holding facility in Brooklyn. The company is equipped to handle 40-60 cases at a time; it was taking care of 185 on Thursday. Photo: John Minchillo /AP #NYC 

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“I need somebody to help me.” Like many funeral homes in New York and around the globe, Pat Marmo’s business is in crisis as he tries to meet surging demand amid the coronavirus pandemic

“I need somebody to help me.” Like many funeral homes in New York and around the globe, Pat Marmo’s business is in crisis as he tries to meet surging demand amid the coronavirus pandemic

Like many funeral homes in New York and around the globe, Pat Marmo’s business is in crisis as he tries to meet surging demand amid the #coronavirus  pandemic that has killed around 1,400 people in New York City alone

Pat Marmo walked among 20 or so deceased in the basement of his Brooklyn funeral home, his protective mask pulled down so his pleas could be heard.

“Every person there, they’re not a body,” said Pat Marmo, a Brooklyn Funeral Director. “They’re a father, they’re a mother, they’re a grandmother. They’re not bodies. They’re people.”

Pat Marmo walked among 20 or so deceased in the basement of his Brooklyn funeral home, his protective mask pulled down so his pleas could be heard.

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