At hospitals in the Rio Grande Valley, state health officials say 37 ICU beds are available. Hidalgo County is the epicenter.
“Unfortunately, our hospital rooms look like war zones because there are just so many from so many sick people there,” Hidalgo County Judge Richard Cortez told CBS News.
Cortez issued a shelter-at-home order late Monday. Although, Texas Governor Greg Abbott argues that it’s unenforceable.
“My job is is to take care of the public health,” Cortez explained. “We brought in a lot of refrigerated trailers to access more morgues, and their capacity is 50. Well in the last eight days, we have an average of 22 people die per day.”