• Texas deployed its National Guard to help with overflowing morgues in El Paso as the coronavirus death toll rises

    11 days ago - By Business Insider

    El Paso County detention inmates, Sheriff officers, and morgue staff move bodies to refrigerated trailers outside the Medical Examiner's Office, November 14, 2020.
    Ivan Pierre Aguirre/Reuters
    Texas is sending 36 of its National Guard personnel to El Paso to help process the bodies of dead coronavirus victims.
    El Paso's county morgue has been so overwhelmed that it is using refrigerated trailers and paying prison inmates to move the bodies.
    That's just one snapshot in a nationwide surge of coronavirus cases - the largest the US has seen yet.
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