295 positive COVID-19 cases at Triumph Foods
Nearly 300 workers at the Triumph Foods pork processing plant in northwest Missouri’s St. Joseph have tested positive for the coronavirus as of today. The state started the testing Monday, April 27th, but is still waiting for test results from this Wednesday and Thursday.
The latest results show 167 new cases among Triumph Foods staff who were not showing symptoms.
Missouri Public Health Director Randall Williams says he does not suggest temporarily shutting down the plant.
About 2,800 people work at Triumph Foods which processes 1.5 billion pounds of pork a year. Twenty-three hundred workers have been tested.
Before the mass testing, 46 workers were confirmed with COVID-19.