120 workers test positive for coronavirus in outbreak on farm near Simcoe, Ont.

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Posted June 1, 2020 2:19 pm

The mayor of Norfolk County says 120 workers at a local farm have tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

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Kristal Chopp says in a statement that seven of the workers have been admitted to hospital.

The Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit said over the weekend that 85 migrant workers were affected and the Mexican government liaison had been notified.

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The health unit says it is working with the farm, Scotlynn Group, and its clinical staff are developing a plan to evaluate and monitor symptomatic workers.

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The company says in a statement that it has executed an isolation plan to stop the spread of the virus.

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It also says with a large number of workers not available, it is looking for additional help with an asparagus harvest.

A chart from Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit showing the number of new cases per day (blue) and the number of cumulative cases (green) from March 13 to June 1, 2020.

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