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Coroner In Nevada Worries About Running Out Of Space To Store Bodies

Bodies wrapped in plastic line the walls inside a refrigerated trailer used as a mobile morgue by the El Paso County Medical Examiner's office in El Paso, Texas on Nov. 13, 2020. Due to a spike in coronavirus deaths, El Paso County officials have brought in five mobile morgue trailers with five more on standby. (Justin Hamel/AFP/Getty Images)
Bodies wrapped in plastic line the walls inside a refrigerated trailer used as a mobile morgue by the El Paso County Medical Examiner's office in El Paso, Texas on Nov. 13, 2020. Due to a spike in coronavirus deaths, El Paso County officials have brought in five mobile morgue trailers with five more on standby. (Justin Hamel/AFP/Getty Images)

As surges in COVID-19 cases strain hospital capacity across the country, morgue capacity is also a growing concern for the coroner of Washoe County, Nevada.

Dr. Laura Knight has been preparing for a scenario where she could run out of space in the weeks ahead. She speaks with Here & Now‘s Robin Young.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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