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More Than 4,000 U.S. Meatpacking Workers Have COVID-19

More than 4,913 US workers in 115 meatpacking plants have tested positive for COVID-19, according to a new report compiled by the Centers for Infectious Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Twenty have died from their illnesses.

The report was published in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), just as news broke that 890 employees at a Tyson pork processing plant in Cass County, Indiana, had tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The plant has voluntarily closed for 2 weeks.

Similar outbreaks have been noted Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, and South Dakota. The outbreaks, along with nursing homes, are some of the biggest single-source COVID-19 clusters in the country.

Read more at CIDRAP


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