245 JBS Greeley employees have COVID-19, CDPHE confirms

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GREELEY, Colo. (KDVR) — According to new data from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, there are now 245 confirmed COVID-19 cases among staff at the JBS meat processing plant in Greeley.

Five plant employees have died.

As of Sunday (April 26), 120 plant employees were infected — up from 102 on April 22.

The positive results were confirmed by the CDPHE laboratory.

The Greeley plant was closed for more than a week and reopened on Friday with restrictions in place.

The outbreak is the second largest in the state. Sterling Correctional Facility is the largest; as of Wednesday, 241 inmates and 11 staff members at the prison had contracted the virus.

Correction: An earlier version of this story stated JBS’ outbreak was the largest in the state. It is the second-largest outbreak, just behind the Sterling Correctional Facility.

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