The COVID-19 epidemic in the United States continues to worsen and the number of deaths is increasing, which not only makes many hospitals face collapse, but also overwhelmed funeral homes in many areas.
According to CNN, in the past month, the funerals of the largest funeral home in El Paso, Texas, the “Sunset” funeral home, have doubled.
José Amesqua, manager of the “set sun” funeral home in El Paso: We are at the peak of the epidemic, and the situation is getting worse every day.
The report quoted an article in The Washington Post that in El Paso, “the funeral home converted the storage room into a freezer for the body; the crematorium collapsed due to overuse; and the county judge did not know whether the cemetery was enough”.
José Amesqua, manager of the “set sun” funeral home in El Paso: Most of the families of the deceased did not have the opportunity to see their relatives in the hospital, caress them and say goodbye to them. At our funeral home, if the family needs it, they can say the last farewell to their deceased relatives and then continue the follow-up memorial service.