Public Health Wales confirms Covid case associated with 2 Sisters slaughterhouse reached 75

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Public Health Wales (PHW) said it has now identified 75 cases of Covid-19 associated with the 2 Sisters of the slaughter-house – up from 51. It comes after an outbreak of coronavirus has been reported to the Anglesey site on Thursday (18 June).

The employees were encouraged to self-isolate for 14 days to help limit the spread of the virus, following the confirmation of several cases in the active population.

Officials have confirmed that employees of the poultry processing plant were projected in the test sites in Llangefni, Holyhead, and to an existing facility located in Bangor.

The number of confirmed cases rose from 51 cases confirmed yesterday at 75 3 hours today and is expected to increase over the next few days.

This is because the sample taking process have not yet concluded – with more than 350 members of the staff who has provided samples so far.

Public Health Wales has said that it is currently managing the incident by working in partnership with the employer, Anglesey and Gwynedd Councils, the Health and Safety Executive, the Food Standards Agency and Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board.

Dr. Christopher Johnson, Consultant in Health Protection for Public Health Wales, said: “the Testing of employees of the 2 Sisters poultry processing plant in Anglesey to test sites in Llangefni, Holyhead, and to an existing installation of Bangor, is almost complete. “

He explained that it is clear that the system is working as it should be, ” noting that employees are being actively sought – a procedure which allows to identify the contacts of those who tested positive. ”

Dr Johnson added: “The advice of these contacts is to self-isolate to prevent the spread. The purpose of this test is to identify more cases and we are likely to see an increase in overall cases in the days to come. “

The health consultant added that “the priority is to bring this epidemic to a rapid conclusion” and reminded the audience that everyone has a ” vital role in the prevention of the spread of the coronavirus. ”

This can be done by observing the social distance guidelines, and wash their hands regularly.

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