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‘Mobile morgue’ deployed at Harris Methodist Hospital due to increased deaths from COVID-19 – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

'Mobile morgue' deployed at Harris Methodist Hospital due to increased deaths from COVID-19 - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

A refrigerated mobile mortuary was deployed at Texas Health Harris Methodist in Fort Worth on Tuesday, hospital officials say, the average number of deaths linked to COVID-19 in Tarrant County is just under 15 deaths per day.

Tarrant County Public Health reported eight COVID-19 deaths on Tuesday, after the number had reached 13 each day since December 27 except for New Year’s Day, when new coronavirus data was not reported.

Texas Health Resources said: “This shows how dangerous the situation is and how important it is for everyone in the community to play their part to slow the transmission of the virus by wearing masks, washing their hands, social distancing and avoiding large crowds.” Declaration.

The province reported 1,947 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday as the county’s adult intensive care beds remained occupied at 98%, plus 86% of all hospital beds were occupied.

In early December, Two large refrigerated trucks were parked outside the Tarrant County Medical Examination Office To store bodies in light of the wave of deaths related to the Coronavirus.

Longtime Tarrant County Medical Examiner Dr. Nizam Birwani said on December 9 that the storage capacity inside the medical examiner office is 100 bodies, and the number is currently 85 or 90.

Deaths related to COVID-19 soared in El Paso in the fall and county officials have switched to refrigerated trucks and Texas National Guard to help the morgue with the dead.

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