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30+ poultry workers in northwest Arkansas test positive for coronavirus



At least 41 poultry workers in northwest Arkansas have tested positive for the new corona virus, according to the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) .37 of these were active cases as of Friday, May 22. 40/29 News received the following number from ADH: Ozark Mountain Poultry in Rogers: 16 active cases, 1 closed caseCargill Poultry in Springdale: 9 active cases, 1 closed caseButterball in Huntsville: 7 active casesGeorge’s Poultry in Springdale: 5 active cases, 2 closed cases ADH listed several other outbreaks at plans in Arkansas. Nebo Poultry in Dardanelle and Russellville had the most, with 48 active and 2 closed cases. In total, there were 1

36 active cases and 72 closed cases among workers employed in poultry operations throughout the state. Protesters with Venceremos, a group advocating for poultry workers, gathered outside the Ozark Mountain Poultry in Rogers after the news broke. 40/29 News was able to get the updated figures from ADH later in the afternoon.

At least 41 poultry workers in northwest Arkansas have tested positive for the new coronavirus, according to the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH).

37 of these were active cases as of Friday 22 May.

40/29 News received the following number from ADH:

Ozark Mountain Poultry in Rogers: 16 active cases, 1 closed cases
Cargill Poultry in Springdale: 9 active cases, 1 closed case
Butterball in Huntsville: 7 active cases
George’s Poultry in Springdale: 5 active cases, 2 closed cases

ADH listed several other outbreaks at plans in Arkansas. Nebo Poultry in Dardanelle and Russellville had the most, with 48 active and 2 closed cases.

In total, there were 136 active cases and 72 closed cases among workers employed in poultry operations throughout the state.

Protesters with Venceremos, a group advocating for poultry workers, gathered outside the Ozark Mountain Poultry in Rogers after the news broke.

Note: This article originally stated 11 poultry workers in Northwest Arkansas had tested positive and relied on figures provided by Dr. Nate Smith at a press conference Friday. 40/29 News was able to get the updated figures from ADH later in the afternoon.


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