得克萨斯州Covid-19案飙升时,埃尔帕索(El Paso)的fun仪馆准备了冷藏室来安置尸体

Covid-19 cases in El Paso, 德州, 继续飙升, 该市的仪馆正在为与冠状病毒相关的死亡人数激增做准备.

努力的一部分, 两个fun仪馆告诉CNN, is to prepare additional refrigerated units to house bodies if their usual space isn’t enough.
星期四, El Paso County officials reported 1,161 new Covid-19 casesa record high for the area, 根据一个 daily coronavirus case report from the county. 截至星期五, the total case count sits at 37,263.
This week saw Covid-19 cases soar across the US, with Thursday the first day with 多于 70,000 new cases recorded since July 24, Johns Hopkins University data show. 多于 41,000 people were also hospitalized across the USthe highest level of nationwide hospitalizations since August 20, according to the Covid Tracking Project.
    The virus has claimed more than 223,000 lives 在美国. That tally includes over 570 people in El Paso, a county of about 840,000 居民. 另一个 157 deaths there are under investigation.

    Funeral home managers brace for a bad winter

    To prepare for the expected swell in coronavirus deaths, Sunset Funeral Homes in El Paso has added three walk-in refrigeration units for bodies, manager Christopher Lujan told CNN on Thursday.
    Lujan said most of the deaths his business is seeing are related to Covid-19.
    As far as from yesterday to today, we’re seeing, 你懂, two out of every three cases that are coming in have been diagnosed with the Covid virus,” Lujan said.
    Perches Funeral Homes General Manager Jorge Ortiz told CNN he’s added two more coolers. His business has also seen a rise in Covid-19 related deaths in the past two weeks.
    I would say maybe 15% 至 20% of all the services we are getting now are Covid cases,” Ortiz said.
    He anticipates things will get even worse.
    We’re getting there,” 他说. “我的意思是, flu season is coming, 冬季, so I’m pretty sure it is going to hit us bad.
    El Paso County previously used refrigerated trailers to hold remains during the summer, when the county medical examiner’s morgue was reaching capacity, CNN affiliate KVIA reported 在七月.

    Covid-19 cases soar in El Paso

    Coronavirus cases began to surge in El Paso earlier this month. But until this week, new cases hadn’t surpassed 1,000 on a single day, the county’s coronavirus report shows.
    Coronavirus hospitalizations have also sharply increased this month, 从 166 Covid-19 patients hospitalized on October 1 至 678 patients on Thursday, the county data show. Coronavirus cases are taking up 32% of all hospital capacity in the county.
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    El Paso health officials said community spread has surged because people who’ve tested positive aren’t isolating and residents continue to attend family gatherings or parties, 根据 city’s Twitter account. Officials also credit the rise to a lack of face mask use and poor cooperation with contact tracers.
    Despite concerning surges in coronavirus cases and deaths, El Paso Mayor Dee Margo said during a Thursday news conference 他 “cannot shut down the city,” leaving that measure up to Gov. 格雷格·雅培. Margo also doesn’tthink it’s appropriate at this timeto shut down El Paso, 他说.
    代替, Margo encouraged residents to stay home when possible for the next two weeks and continue to 戴口罩, maintain social distancing and wash their hands.
      Only we, by our behaviors, can stop the spread,” 他说. “It’s serious, ladies and gentlemen. It’s imperative that we do what we need to do, change our behaviors, if it’s impacting us detrimentally as a community.
      To assist El Paso with its Covid-19 response, Abbott 宣布 Thursday that over 460 medical personnel will be deployed to the area, along with a mobile medical unit, 25 new beds and 30 oxygen concentrators, which boost a patient’s oxygen levels if they’re having difficulty breathing.

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