Mass testing for COVID-19 draws thousands to Bert Ogden Arena, H-E-B Park

By 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, 2,000 people had arrived at Bert Ogden Arena here to be tested for COVID-19 as part of a massive effort by the federal government, the state and local entities. By 4 p.m. another 3,000 had arrived and the site was closed earlier than expected because of the overwhelming response, having tested 5,000 in a single day. At this time next week, the site is intended to collect samples from 35,000 people, about 4% of the population of Hidalgo County. Read the full story at themonitor.com

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