In a disturbing illustration of the toll the coronavirus has taken on U.S. cities, photos have emerged showing bodies piled in unoccupied Detroit hospital rooms. The photos, which were obtained by CNN from an emergency room worker at Sinai-Grace Hospital, were taken during an "overwhelming" 12-hour shift earlier this month, the news network reports. "All I know is we ran out of beds to keep our patients on, so we couldn’t spare any for the bodies," says one hospital employee, who spoke on the condition of anonymity. One of the photos shows two bodies -- wrapped in white body bags -- laid out on a bed, with another propped up next to them in a chair. Defending the unorthodox method of storing bodies, one Sinai-Grace employee explains, "It was because we hadn’t gotten our outside freezers yet, so those rooms had beds and the morgue people don’t work overnight." The hospital has since obtained refrigeration trucks to make up for the lack of morgue space, the worker says.