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Fifty-one workers at a Tyson Foods poultry plant in Portland, Maine, tested positive for coronavirus after facility-wide testing, and 31 were not showing any symptoms, the company said.
The Portland plant employs 403 workers and contractors, meaning that more than 10 percent of the workforce contracted the virus. Cumberland County, where the plant is located, has reported 714 cases of the virus.
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Tyson is ramping up its response to workers contracting coronavirus and is trying out advanced testing capabilities and enhanced on-site health care at plants including the Portland facility.