EL PASO, Texas — Two cellular morgues are at the moment in El Paso, and now a 3rd one is on its method attributable to a big enhance anticipated in coronavirus deaths stemming from hovering an infection and hospitalization charges.
“The County is at the moment engaged on creating more room at our Medical Examiner’s Workplace parking zone in order that we will get a 3rd cellular morgue unit,” County Choose Ricardo Samaniego introduced Saturday on Twitter.
He added grimly, “If that does not put our state of affairs into perspective I do not know what’s going to.”
On Saturday, El Paso’s complete virus deaths had reached one shy of 600, as an all-time excessive 1,643 new cases were reported and a record number of hospital patients were on ventilators. Docs and well being leaders have mentioned many ventilator sufferers in the end do not survive their battle with Covid-19.
Samaniego additionally thanked the El Paso County Sheriff’s Workplace, which introduced early Saturday that it would begin aggressively enforcing the judge’s recently ordered shutdown of all non-essential companies and enterprise for a two week interval within the hopes of stemming the tide of virus unfold.
Due to our Sheriff’s Workplace @EPSHERIFF for aligning with the County with a purpose to defend the well being and security of our group. I pray for all of our legislation enforcement businesses who’re on the frontlines throughout these troublesome occasions.
— County Choose Ricardo Samaniego (@EPCountyJudge) October 31, 2020
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