Morgue Overflow: National Guard to Assist in El Paso Texas

National Guard troops in Texas have been deployed in El Paso to assist in morgue operations due to increased mortality rates spurred by increased Covid-19 mortality rates in the area.

Morgue Overflow: National Guard to Assist in El Paso Texas

National Guard troops in Texas have been deployed in El Paso to assist in morgue operations due to increased mortality rates spurred by increased Covid-19 mortality rates in the area. 

A spokeman for the Texas Division of Emergency Management said that “after completing an assessment of the situation on the ground in El Paso County this week, the state has mobilized a team of 36 Texas National Guard personnel to provide mortuary affairs support beginning at 0900 tomorrow.”

El Paso health officials reported nearly 1,074 new COVID-19 cases and eight deaths on Saturday, bringing the totals to 80,291 cases and 853 fatalities, according to the city and county COVID-19 dashboard.

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