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The Latest: Texas National Guard team helps El Paso morgues

12 days ago   |   By Stl Today

EL PASO, Texas - The Texas National Guard has sent a 36-member team to El Paso to assist morgues in the border region with the number of dead as a result of COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus.
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Texas deployed its National Guard to help with overflowing morgues in El Paso as the coronavirus death toll rises

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

12 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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