The National Guard has been deployed to El Paso to provide support with the morgue crisis

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Members of the Texas National Guard were mobilized to El Paso County, Texas, to help with the morgue crisis as the state battles a surge in coronavirus cases and deaths.
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A team of 36 National Guard troops has been deployed to "provide mortuary affairs support," according to the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM).

The team was mobilized Saturday morning "after completing an assessment of the situation on the ground in El Paso County this week," TDEM spokesman Seth Christensen told CNN.

"As we've seen a rapid increase in…
Alaa Elassar and Gisela Crespo, CNN
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