The Texas Tribune reports:
The number of coronavirus patients in Texas hospitals has nearly doubled since October, and average infections are at their highest point in almost three months — leaving health officials bracing for a potential crush of hospitalizations going into the holidays.
In El Paso, hospitals are so overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients that in early November the Department of Defense sent medical teams to help, and the county has summoned 10 mobile morgues to hold dead bodies.
Local funeral homes are readying extra refrigerated storage space, as the number of hospitalized coronavirus patients in the far West Texas city has shot up nearly tenfold since the start of September.
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El Paso, Texas, now has more people hospitalized with Covid-19 than most U.S. states and is more than doubling its supply of mobile morgues.
“It’s exhausting,” said Dr. Mario Rascon, the chief medical examiner for El Paso County.https://t.co/RvpV94j2t6
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