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Hot spots erupt in farm belt states where governors insist lockdowns aren’t needed

Hot spots erupt in farm belt states where governors insist lockdowns aren’t needed

Hot spots erupt in states where governors refuse to lockdown states

The only hospital in Grand  Island, Neb., is full. The mayor has asked for a statewide stay-at-home  order that the GOP governor insists isn’t needed. More than one-third of those tested for coronavirus in the surrounding county are positive — and there aren’t enough tests to go around.

Grand Island is the fourth-biggest  city in a state President Donald Trump and his top health officials  repeatedly name check for keeping the virus at bay without the strict  lockdowns 42 other states have imposed.

Except that new cases there and in Iowa, South Dakota and other parts of  the heartland are starting to spike, raising concern about new hot  spots that could quash Trump’s push to reopen the economy and extend the  public health crisis well into the summer.

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