At El Paso's Perches Funeral Homes, manager Jorge Ortiz wheeled a body into his chapel. But not for a funeral service.
"The last two weeks, we have received more COVID cases than the past, I would say, months," said Ortiz.
So many bodies have come in, he said he had to create extra space. That meant converting the chapel into a makeshift storage cooler.
"When we hit the peak back in maybe the summer ... that’s nothing compared to what we’re living right now," Ortiz said.