Florida sets grim death toll record, while trailer truck outside funeral home raises COVID-19 fears

Six refrigerator trailers sit outside of the Hillsborough County Medical Examiners Office on July 6, 2020 in Tampa, Fla. The funeral house was at capacity and that they had COVID-19 infected bodies that they were keeping in that container. Florida set another grim record Tuesday with almost 200 more COVID-19 deaths recorded over night, but in recent days an ominous sight outside a funeral house has been sending out a shiver through a Miami-area town: a cooled trailer for keeping bodies.

Rumors that the corpses of coronavirus victims were being saved there. Unproven worries that the bodies could spread out the disease have actually triggered several protests in current days outside the San Jose Funeral Service House in Hialeah. Hialeah Mayor Carlos Hernández acknowledged remains were being kept in the trailer but said the refrigerated container does not have bodies from individuals who died of COVID-19.

The trailer was moved Tuesday to a fenced-in area on another part of the property that runs out sight of the next-door neighbors. This was never any risk to anyone, however this is a negative effects of the times we are residing in. The Hialeah Health Department was all over this from the start.

The funeral home would not confirm if any of the bodies kept in the trailer were of individuals who passed away from the coronavirus, but said they want to be great next-door neighbors.

While there is no threat, the funeral home has shown to health officials, elected police, and authorities when they inspected the facility out of an abundance of understanding and empathy for their next-door neighbors. The funeral home has actually worked with the Mayor and other authorities to move the location of their special care center away from their next-door neighbors to the other side of their home. Even if there are COVID-19 remains in the trailer, they position little danger to the living, the current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention standards state.

COVID-19 is mainly spread out when an infected individual coughs, sneezes, or talks. This route of transmission is not a concern when dealing with human remains or performing postmortem treatments. It might be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface area or item that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or perhaps their eyes.

This is not believed to be the primary method the infection spreads. The death toll in Florida leapt to 6,240 Tuesday after the state health department reported a record 191 extra deaths. That is the highest 24-hour number since the start of the pandemic.

The U.S. death toll from the pandemic climbed over 150,000.

Since Tuesday afternoon, there were 150,104 deaths reported out of 4,340,149 cases. The U.S. leads the world by a large margin in the number of Covid-19 deaths and cases. Texas changed the way it tapes coronavirus deaths and the result was a massive over night boost of 1,178 deaths.

That brings Texas death total to almost 6,300. The Texas Department of State Health Services is now counting deaths marked on death certificates as triggered by COVID-19. Previously, the state counted on regional and local public health departments to confirm and report deaths.

Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, was the target of a White House attempt to reject him due to the fact that his more sober assessments of the pandemic have actually typically collided with the rosier outlook President Donald Trump has actually been pushing.

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