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The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office will open its surge center today to expand capacity and ease overcrowding at hospital morgues due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The County’s Department of Emergency Management and Regional Security (EMRS) managed planning and is coordinating logistics for the center operations. The 66,000-square foot refrigerated warehouse will have the capacity to hold more than 2,000 decedents. The facility is located five miles from the Medical Examiner’s Office. Read more: https://www.cookcountyil.gov/news/medical-examiners-office-opens-surge-center-manage-covid-19-fatalities