El-Paso, Texas Gets Fourth Mobile Morgue as COVID-19 Deaths Rise

With new coronavirus infections surging and area hospitals already at capacity, medical examiners in El Paso, Texas, have received a fourth refrigerated morgue to temporarily store bodies, a county official says.

It is a stark reality for a city where coronavirus patients have been succumbing to COVID-19 at a rate faster than medical personnel can investigate their cases. El Paso sits along the U.S. southern border and is referred to as part of the Borderplex, along with Mexico’s Ciudad Juárez.

“People that die are under investigation, to see if they died of COVID and to discern whether or not they had other diseases. That holds back the process,” El Paso County Judge Ricardo Samaniego told local television station KFOX-TV.

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