Texas requests five mortuary trailers during Covid-19 surge
Texas had the most pediatric hospitalizations in the nation, at 239, according to the latest data released Monday by the US Department of Health and Human Services.
Five mortuary trailers have been requested by the health services department in Texas, which is seeing a surge in Covid-19 cases and, along with Florida, leads the nation in pediatric hospitalizations.
The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) submitted a request for the trailers.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has opposed mask mandates and issued an executive order banning school districts from requiring masks, which has caused backlash from educators and local leaders.
The state had 53,100 fatalities as of Monday.