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· 13 covid cases among workers at MO hog farm
· Audrain County reports four new COVID-19 cases traced to local hog farm
13 covid cases among workers at MO hog farm
By Julie Harker, Brownfield
May 20, 2020
Thirteen out of 60 workers at a hog farm in north central Missouri have tested positive for COVID-19. State Health Director Randall Williams says the Audrain County farm is experiencing a trend that is happening at the national level.
“You take Saline County, which is a high case ratio compared to the population. When you look at that, they tend to be very closely affiliated with our food processors. You look at Buchanan and Moniteau and Saline County.”
Williams says, “We think we have to get in and do sentinel testing and repeat testing and just very quickly try to identify cases there before they multiply into the 13 cases that you’re seeing at this hog farm and, obviously, the 400 plus cases you saw up at Triumph (Foods) in Buchanan (County).”
Williams says the state...
Audrain County reports four new COVID-19 cases traced to local hog farm
by Megan Smaltz, KRCG (MO)
May 19th 2020
COLUMBIA — Four new coronavirus cases traced to a local hog farm were confirmed Monday by the Audrain County Health Department.
ACHD said additional testing is underway at a local hog farm where four new coronavirus cases were confirmed on Monday.
The County has five known active coronavirus cases, as of Monday.
Thus far, 360 residents have been tested in the county.
The health department confirmed the county's first case of coronavirus on April 18.
In the time between the first case being reported and four additional cases being reported Monday, there has only been one other case...