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56 workers positive for COVID-19 at Anchorage seafood plant


ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A seafood processing plant in Anchorage has found 56 employees tested positive for COVID-19, marking the latest outbreak in the industry, health officials said.

The Anchorage Health Department announced Friday that testing was conducted between July 17 and July 22, and more workers could test positive as 30 test results are still pending.

The plant is owned by Copper River Seafoods and employs 134 workers, many who live in the city.

“This is a concerning situation for the people of Anchorage,” said Bruce Chandler, disease control and prevention medical officer...

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