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Nebraska Covid-19 Total tops 1000; Majority Found In Hall County

Apr 17, 2020

The Case New Holland manufacturing Plant in Grand Island

A central Nebraska county with many nursing homes and factories, including a major meatpacking plant, now has more coronavirus cases than any other county in the state. Hall County says it has 278 residents with COVID-19, surpassing the 263 known cases in Douglas County, which includes Omaha and has a population nearly nine times the size. There has been a spike in cases at the JBS USA meatpacking plant, the McCain Foods frozen appetizer factory, nursing homes and a health clinic in Hall County. Last week, farm equipment manufacturer Case New Holland suspended production to protect employees who work close together.