Refrigerator trucks deployed in Texas as hospital morgues fill up

July 23, 2020

Some Texas counties are preparing for a surge in coronavirus fatalities by requesting trailers to expand their hospital and county morgue capacities, according to an article on the Texas Tribune website.

In Nueces County, which includes the city of Corpus Christi, the morgue is already full. The county medical examiner  has requested an extra morgue trailer — to be  provided by FEMA. 

The refrigerated truck has a temperature-control system and can accommodate up to 40 more bodies, adding to the current 12-body capacity located inside the morgue building itself.

More than 4,000 Texans have died from the coronavirus and counties are preparing for even more deaths.

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