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Infections are increasing in Texas: Containers hide bleak statistics

Infections are increasing in Texas: Containers hide bleak statistics

Over the past seven days, there have been an average of 80 deaths per day in Texas, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The last time the seven-day average COVID-19 death toll in Texas was very high was on March 16, 2021. This writes NBC.

Now they order five refrigerated trailers

As a result of the increase in the number of COVID-19 cases, the Texas Health Service is now ordering five mobile morgues, awaiting an influx of bodies. This is what government officials say NBC.

Spokesman Douglas Loveday said the Texas Department of Health sent out an order for the vehicles after reviewing state data on fatal accidents. CNN.

Mortality increased: Refrigerated trailers are used as moving morgues by the El Paso, Texas, medical examination office.  Photo: Justin Hummel/AFP.
Mortality increase: Refrigerated trailers are used as moving morgues by the Medical Examiner’s Office in El Paso, Texas. Photo: Justin Hummel/AFP.
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Texas recorded 144 deaths Saturday, according to the latest available data.

lack of family

The request was sent on August 4 “as a normal part of the preparations, to provide these (trailers) to support local jurisdictions should they be needed,” he said.

Texas recorded 53,100 deaths on Monday, which, along with Florida, is the US state with the largest number of hospitalized children.

On Tuesday, there were 327 ICU beds available in Texas, and 11,791 patients were confirmed to have coronavirus in state hospitals, according to state health data.

“The trailers are not specific to San Antonio, but they will be placed there as it is our warehouse for these resources because they are centrally located and have space to store them,” Loveday said, according to CNN.

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Corona virus disease: Mobile refrigerated morgues in El Paso, Texas, are used to transport bodies in bags marked “Covid”. Photo: Briana Sanchez/The El Paso Times via AP.
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239 children in hospitals

Loveday says the demand for the trailers was a result of a review of Texas data on deaths, and the increase in deaths during the state’s third wave of the covid-19 pandemic.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott opposed mask mandates and issued an ordinance banning school districts from wearing masks, drawing opposition from teachers and local leaders.

Updated numbers released by the US Department of Health on Monday show that Texas has 239 hospitalized children, making it the most hospitalized US state.

Florida has 170 hospitalized children with COVID-19.