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May 02, 2020 - New York Post

Nearly 5K meat plant workers have coronavirus, CDC says

Nearly 5K meat plant workers have coronavirus, CDC says
Chicken Processing Plant File Image: (c) Photabulous!

Nearly 5,000 workers at the country’s meat processing plants have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control.

The US agency tested workers at more than 100 meat processing plants in 19 states and found that nearly 3 percent of them had the virus that has killed more than 60,000 Americans and sickened more than 3 million around the world, according to CNBC.

The CDC warned that the real percentage of infected workers could be even higher, as testing limitations prevented it from being able to get a complete picture of the scale.

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