Seafood plant identifies 56 positive COVID-19 cases

    Anchorage, Alaska (AP) - The Anchorage Health Department has reported 56 employees at the Copper River Seafoods processing plant tested positive for COVID-19, marking the latest outbreak in the industry.

    The department announced Friday that testing was conducted between July 17 and July 22.

    More workers could test positive as 30 test results are pending.

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

    The city and state health departments have started contact tracing and employees at the plant are being isolated.

    Copper River Seafoods closed the plant after the first case was identified and is cleaning the facility.

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