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Quick rise of positive COVID-19 cases at poultry processing plant in Coquitlam

BY , Apr 28, 2020 1:40 AM - REPORT AN ERROR

A B.C. ambulance paramedic is seen outside the Lions Gate Hospital in North Vancouver, B.C. Monday, March 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

25 people have now tested positive for COVID-19 following an outbreak at a poultry processing plant in Coquitlam.

Fraser Health ordered Superiors Poultry Processors to close on Friday and began screening all employees after two workers were confirmed to have the novel coronavirus.

Superior is a sister facility of United Poultry in Vancouver, which was shut down earlier last week after dozens of workers tested positive for COVID-19.

Health officials have said employees working at both plants may have done so while ill.

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