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Refrigerated Morgues On The Way For Southwest US

National deaths at a fraction of pandemic’s peak

KSAV-TV in Phoenix, Arizona, ran a story about hospitals and counties in Arizona and Texas moving to acquire refrigerated trucks because morgues have or will soon reach capacity.

The story said: “A long-expected upturn in U.S. COVID-19 deaths across the U.S. has begun, driven by fatalities in states in the South and West.”

On July 13, there were 465 total deaths in the U.S. linked to COVID-19. On July 12, there were 380, according to

By comparison, on April 27, the U.S. experienced 2,749 coronavirus deaths, the most of any day.

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