Odessa, Texas/November 18, 2020-The Ector County Medical Examiner’s Office has asked Emergency Management to request a temporary holding facility from the State to temporary hold deceased persons until they are released for burial or autopsy. Ector County has also coordinated with Medical Center Hospital and Odessa Regional Hospital to accommodate any storage needs they may have as well. (CHRISTIN TIMMONS-CNO/CHIEF PATIENT EXPERIENCE OFFICER) The Medical Examiner’s Office has been struggling with limited space to store deceased persons for years as the Medical Center Hospital Morgue only has room for six. (DR. ROHITH SARAVANAN, MD MBA, CPE-CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER-ODESSA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER) Since January 1, 2020, The Ector County Medical Examiner’s Office has investigated approximately 550 deaths related to: (homicide, suicide, overdose, accidents, motor vehicle accidents, and natural causes) in Ector County. For DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS, DANNY BARRERA.