Oregon Counties Request Trucks for Carrying Bodies of Those Who Died of COVID

Oregon Counties Request Trucks for Carrying Bodies of Those Who Died of COVID
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The numbers of those dying from COVID in the USA are at worrying levels. According to worldometers.info, the hardest-hit country by the pandemic reported hundreds of daily deaths (even close to 1,000) for each of the last several days. Most of the current spread of the coronavirus in the US is caused by the Delta variant that’s highly contagious.

The Seattle Times reveals that the death toll caused by COVID in Oregon is making the state sending a second refrigerated truck to carry the bodies, according to the state emergency management department.

Tillamook County and Josephine County requested the trucks

Gordon McCraw, the Tillamook County Emergency Director, said as quoted by The Seattle Times that the sole funeral home of the county “is now consistently at or exceeding their capacity” of nine bodies.

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He also added, as cited by the same publication:

Due to COVID cases of staff, they are unable to transport for storage to adjacent counties.

The total number of COVID deaths from the US exceeds 654,000 souls, while the total number of infections with the coronavirus reached more than 39.6 million, according to worldometers.info.

Officials and doctors continue to add a lot of faith in the COVID vaccines. They believe that if the vast majority of the population gets immunized against the coronavirus, the pandemic will be over. Three universities from the state of Utah, for instance, will require the students to get vaccinated. The jabs will even be free of charge. However, there are still many people being skeptical about the vaccines.

According to Our World in Data, 39.6% of the planet’s population has been vaccinated for the pandemic virus with at least one dose. While 5.21 billion vaccine doses have been administered worldwide, 38.59 million pieces are administered every day.


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Cristian Antonescu

Even since he was a child, Cristian was staring curiously at the stars, wondering about the Universe and our place in it. Today he's seeing his dream come true by writing about the latest news in astronomy. Cristian is also glad to be covering health and other science topics, having significant experience in writing about such fields.

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