Texas National Guard arrives in El Paso to help handle COVID-19 bodies

Texas National Guard arrives in El Paso to help handle COVID-19 bodies


Texas National Guard troops arrived Saturday in COVID-19-ravaged El Paso to help handle a backlog of dead bodies, according to a report.

The county medical examiner’s office had 247 bodies at its morgue and inside nine refrigerated trailers as of Thursday, the El Paso Times reported.

The Texas Division of Emergency Management decided Friday it would send 36 guard members to the border county.

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“As we’ve seen a rapid increase in cases and hospitalizations, we are unfortunately also seeing a spike in deaths. We have been working closely with funeral homes and mortuaries to assist with increased capacity and coordination of resources,” El Paso Mayor Dee Margo tweeted.

BREAKING: Texas National Guard troops arrive to provide mortuary support to El Paso.

A unit of 36 soldiers have been assigned to help work through a backlog of close to 240 bodies at the county morgue. pic.twitter.com/fkxXuY8Rs7

— Keenan Willard (@KeenanKFOX_CBS) November 21, 2020

The county had

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