Florida set another grim record on Tuesday, with another 200 COVID-19 deaths a night, but in recent days a threatening look outside the funeral home has sent a quake through the Miami suburbs – a refrigerator with a body trailer.
Rumors that corpses of coronavirus victims were kept there, and unfounded fears that the bodies could spread the disease, have sparked several protests in recent days behind San Jose’s funeral home in Hyalea.
“We went to the funeral home to ask about it. They told us they were capable and that there were COVID-19-infected bodies they kept in that container, ”said Liliana Vázquez Acosta, who lives near the funeral home and who first sounded the alarm, told The Miami Herald.
Hyalea Mayor Carlos Hernández admitted the remains were kept in a trailer, but said “there are no bodies in the refrigerator for people who died from COVID-19.” He said the trailer was moved to a fenced area in another part of the country on Tuesday. property, unnoticed by neighbors.
“It never endangered anyone,” he told NBC News. “The Hialeah Department of Health has been all about this from the beginning. I understand the concerns of people living nearby, but it is a side effect of the times we live in.”
Maria Villatoro, vice president of funeral home operations, would not approve if any of the bodies held in trailers were people killed by the coronavirus, but said on Tuesday they wanted to be good neighbors.
“While there is no danger we showed to health officials, elected officials and the police when they inspected the facility, due to the many understandings and sympathies of our neighbors, we worked with the mayor and other officials to relocate our special care facility away from our neighbors to the other side of our assets, ”she said in a statement.
Even if there are residues of COVID-19 in the trailer, they pose little risk to the living, according to the latest recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
COVID-19 is most commonly spread by “coughing, sneezing, or talking to an infected person,” the guidelines state. This mode of transmission is hassle-free when handling human remains or performing post-mortem procedures. It is possible for a person to become infected with COVID-19 by touching a surface or object containing the virus, then touching their own mouth, nose or perhaps their eyes. This is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads. “
The death toll in Florida rose to 6,240 on Tuesday after the state health department reported a record 191 additional deaths, NBC News reported. This is the maximum number of 24 hours since the start of a pandemic.
In other projects:
- The number of deaths from the pandemic in the US has risen to over 150,000, NBC News confirmed. Of the 4,340,149 cases reported on Tuesday afternoon, 150,104 deaths were reported. According to the Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center, Covid-19 is the world leader in the number of deaths and cases.
- Texas has changed the way it records coronavirus deaths, with a massive increase of 1,178 deaths overnight. “The total number of deaths in Texas is nearly 6,300, according to the latest NBC News summary.” The Texas Department of Public Health is now counting the causes of deaths on COVID-19 reported in death certificates, “The Texas Tribune reported. “In the past, the state trusted local and regional public health departments to investigate and report deaths.”
Dr. Anthony Fauci, portrayed by Brad Pitt, received an astonishing Emmy nomination for “Amazing Guest Actor” in the “Comedy” category on Saturday Night Live. Pitt graduated on April 25th. The opening of the quarantine quarantine, removing the wig and saying, “O true doctor Fauci, thank you for your peace and clarity at this tedious time. And thanks to the medical staff, first aid providers and their families for being on the front line. “Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergies and Infectious Diseases, was the target of the White House’s attempt to discredit him, as his more sober assessments of the pandemic often faced a rosier outlook pushed by President Donald Trump.