GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KMTV) — Over the last two weeks, the Grand Island area has seen the second-most new coronavirus cases of any area in the United States, relative to its population, according to a New York Times analysis.
As of Tuesday, there are 933 cases in Hall County. More than 1.5% of the county has tested positive for COVID-19. Nationally, 0.3% of Americans have tested positive.
More than 230 cases were discovered among employees of the JBS beef plant, more than 6% of the workforce.
"When you put that many people together, in different shifts, its predictable that you could have a spread of COVID-19," Grand Island Mayor Roger Steel said.