Coronavirus: Nearly 400 employees test positive for virus at Missouri pork processing plant

Nearly 400 employees test positive for coronavirus at Missouri pork processing plant

Nearly 400 workers at a Missouri pork processing plant have tested positive for the coronavirus, officials said.

The 373 contract employees at Triumph Foods pork processing plant in Buchanan County, Missouri, showed no signs of illness, CNN reported.

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"We continue to work this weekend contacting these asymptomatic patients and have initiated the process of contact tracing with those determined to be close contacts of our positive cases," Dr. Randall Williams, director of the Department of Health and Senior Services said in a statement.

The health department has tested more than 2,300 Triumph Foods employees.

There are 8,154 confirmed cases and 373 deaths from the coronavirus in Missouri, according to The New York Times.

FILE PHOTO: Nearly 400 workers at a Missouri pork processing plant have tested positive for the coronavirus, officials said.
FILE PHOTO: Nearly 400 workers at a Missouri pork processing plant have tested positive for the coronavirus, officials said. (China Photos/Getty Images)