Testing has uncovered 170 instances of Covid-19 amongst staff at a pork meat processing plant in Cornwall.
Five hundred workers at Pilgrim’s Pride in Pool, close to Camborne, had been examined in a contact tracing train by the NHS.
Most of those that examined optimistic had been unaware they’d Covid-19 and weren’t displaying signs.
They and people they’ve been in shut contact with are isolating in step with authorities pointers, stated Cornwall Council.
Cornwall stays the realm within the area with the very best variety of instances.
In the week to Sunday, numbers rose from 115 to 180. The an infection fee is 31.5 per 100,000.
“In total, almost 500 employees at the factory have been tested and the vast majority of the cases who tested positive were not displaying symptoms,” stated Cornwall Council.
Rachel Wigglesworth, interim director for Public Health for Cornwall Council, stated: “In finding people who weren’t displaying symptoms we have potentially stopped much wider spread in our communities”.
Council chief Julian German stated “proactive testing” was “helping us to take action quickly to limit the spread of Covid in our communities”.
Pilgrim’s Pride stated in a press release stated “from the outset” it had “worked conscientiously to do all we can to protect our workforce and the local community”.