El Paso to install 10 mobile morgues as COVID-19 body count rises

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Officials in El Paso, Texas have resorted to using mobile morgues for mounting COVID-19 deaths as hospitals there hit 100 percent capacity. El Paso County Judge Ricardo Samaniego will extend the ci…
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Officials in El Paso, Texas have resorted to using mobile morgues for mounting COVID-19 deaths as hospitals there hit 100 percent capacity.

El Paso County Judge Ricardo Samaniego will extend the city's lockdown order, set to expire Wednesday, amid a surge in coronavirus-related hospital and ICU numbers over the last 11 days.

"It doesn't look good," said Samaniego, according to KFOX 14.

"The hospitals are still not manageable. We're having an inability to manage fatalities … It leaves me no choice but to lean towards an extension of the order."

Last weekend, El Paso set up its third and fourth mobile morgue units and Samaniego said a total…
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