Hospitals all over Texas and the country have had to bring refrigerated trucks in to help relieve hospitals from the number of deaths attributed to COVID-19, and now Odessa hospitals are going to have to make that decision also.

According to NewsWest 9, if the hospitals in Ector County do decide to bring in mobile morgues, the Ector County Coliseum would be a possible location of the mobile morgue if they decide they need to go that route.

"Because we’ve had so many deaths and we anticipate more, to have a place for those until we can properly get those to funeral homes and that sort of thing. So it will be a mobile morgue stationed out of the Coliseum for multiple facilities to be able to use during this time," said Christin Timmons, Medical Center Hospital Chief Nursing Officer.

As COVID-19 cases continue to skyrocket and deaths increase with it, space is running out.

"We’ve never been in a situation where we’ve needed to bring in a mobile morgue you know to store dead bodies. Listen to those statements. I mean that is a strong statement to make for us. To be in a position where we’re having to worry about this should be alarming to the community," said Dr. Rohith Saravanan, Chief Medical Officer, Odessa Regional Medical Center.

This means that if you haven't been taking this seriously, now is the time to start taking it seriously.

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