Florida recorded a record 191 coronavirus deaths overnight


Florida set another record on Tuesday with more than 200 COVID-19 deaths recorded overnight, but an ominous scene outside a funeral home in recent days is sending a shiver through a Miami-area city – A refrigerated trailer for storage bodies.



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It is rumored that corpses of coronovirus victims were being stored there – and there are unfounded fears that the corpses may spread the disease – in recent days there were several protests outside San Jose Sanheil Funeral Home.

“We went to ask about the funeral home and they told us that they were in capacity and had COVID-19 infected carcasses that they were storing in that container,” Lilianna Vezquez Acosta, who was the funeral home. And who previously rang the alarm, told The Miami Herald.



The truck is parked in the grass: Image: Six refrigerator trailers sit outside the Hillsborough County Medical Examiners office in Tampa (Octavio Jones / Getty Image)


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Picture: Six refrigerator trailers sit outside the Hillsborough County Medical Examiners office in Tampa (Octavio Jones / Getty)

Hiyali Mayor Carlos Hernández acknowledged that the remains stored in the trailer were being kept, but added that “refrigerated containers do not contain the bodies of those who died from COVID-19.” He said that the trailer was shifted to another area of ​​the fence-in area on Tuesday. Property that is out of sight of neighbors.

“It was never a threat to anyone,” he told NBC News. “Hilleha Health Department was all over it from the beginning. I understand the concerns of the people living around, but this is a side effect of the time we are living in.”

Maria Willetoro, vice president of operations at the funeral home, did not confirm that any corpses stored in the trailer would be among those who died of coronovirus, but on Tuesday they want to be good neighbors.

“While there is no risk that we have demonstrated to health officials, elected officials and police when they inspected the facility, by the abundance of understanding and compassion for our neighbors, we have moved the mayor and other officials to move the location Our special care facility is on the other side of our property away from our neighbors, ”she said in a statement.

Even if the trailer contains COVID-19 residues, they pose little threat to survival, with the state Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Guidelines being the latest.


COVID-19 spreads mostly in the “when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or interacts,” the guideline state. “This route of transmission is not a concern when handling human remains or performing postmortem procedures. It is possible that a person can acquire COVID-19 by touching a surface or object and applying the virus to it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes. It is not believed to be the main method of spreading the virus. “

NBC News reported that the death toll in Florida has risen to 6,240. This is the highest 24-hour number since the onset of the epidemic.

In other events:

  • The death toll from the epidemic in the US has exceeded 150,000, NBC News has confirmed. As of Tuesday afternoon, there were 150,104 deaths in 4,340,149 cases. According to the Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Virus Center, the number of Kovid-19 deaths and cases – the US leads the world by a large margin.
  • Texas changed the way it recorded coronovirus deaths and the result was a massive increase in 1,178 deaths overnight. According to the latest NBC News tally, Texas has about 6,300 deaths. As reported by the Texas Tribune, the Texas State Department of State Health Services is now counting the deaths inscribed on death certificates. “Previously, the state relied on local and regional public health departments to confirm and report deaths.”
  • Saturday Night Live Skit features Dr. Brad Pitt’s portrayal of Anthony Fauci earned him a surprise Emmy nomination as Outstanding Guest Actor in the Comedy Series category. Pitt removed his wig and ended the April 25 installment chill and said, “And the real Dr. To Fauci, thank you for your calm and your clarity in this quiet time. And thanks to medical workers, first responders, and their families for being in the front row. Fausi, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, was the target of a White House effort to discredit him as his more sober assessments of the epidemic often collide with Rossier attitudes Donald Trump.

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