The plight of workers at the Cargill Protein plant in High River, Alberta. got worse, officials said on Friday.
The province has announced that there are now 358 confirmed cases of coronavirus among workers and their households in southern Alberta.
“Some of these households are in surrounding communities, such as Calgary, and current information suggests that cases of this epidemic are mainly related to household transmission,” said Dr. Deena Hinshaw, chief medical officer of the Alberta during Friday’s update.
Of the 2,397 cases of COVID-19 in Alberta, approximately 400 are from community transmission, she said.
“This number has increased and is a concern. The places where the transmission takes place will be part of my update next week when we have more time with the data. “
Hinshaw says Alberta health services are working to keep up with the Cargill epidemic and prevent other infections.