GLADSTONE, N.D. — The test results are in from the pilot program for drive-up coronavirus testing in western North Dakota.

Over the weekend, the state opened up testing to anyone who wanted it in Amidon and Gladstone, Gov. Doug Burgum said in his coronavirus briefing Wednesday, April 8.

It was considered a surveillance effort to try and grasp how many people may have the coronavirus and not know it. At the time there were very few confirmed cases in the region.

More than 700 people were tested with six of those cases coming back as positive. Of the six who tested positive for the coronavirus, three people had not shown any symptoms.

"In at least in one case, one of the individuals who had no symptoms and tested positive was in close contact with someone who would be considered to have underlying health conditions," Burgum said.