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Inside the Hall County COVID-19 hot zone

One of every 59 people in the county have tested positive
Posted at 6:17 PM, Apr 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-30 22:51:35-04

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KMTV) — Hall County saw its second-largest daily increase in reported positive cases Thursday, with 70 new cases of the coronavirus, bringing the total to 1,042.

The National Guard hoped to test about 300 people in their cars Thursday, with no appointment needed. Only people who had already tested positive were not allowed to be tested.

About 50 cars were in line when 3 News Now was there today. The 3 News Now Investigators spoke to some people who got tested and they said they were concerned because of the high number of cases in the small town.

The Central District Health Department canceled the next round of the tests open to anyone, which was set to take place Saturday.

Gov. Pete Ricketts has said that similar testing will be done soon in Omaha.