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Texas National Guard in El Paso to help with COVID-19 bodies


Texas National Guard troops arrived Saturday in COVID-19-ravaged El Paso to help handle a backlog of dead bodies, according to a report.

The county medical examiner’s office had 247 bodies at its morgue and inside nine refrigerated trailers as of Thursday, the El Paso Times reported.

The Texas Division of Emergency Management decided Friday it would send 36 guard members to the border county.

“As we’ve seen a rapid increase in cases and hospitalizations, we are unfortunately…


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