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The Amarillo, Texas, area has been identified as a coronavirus hot spot after increased testing of meat plant employees at the direction of Gov. Greg Abbott added more than 700 cases over the weekend.
"As Texas continues ramping up its testing capabilities, there will be an increase in positive cases as the state targets the most high-risk areas: nursing homes, meat packing plants and jails," Abbott said in a statement. "By immediately deploying resources and supplies to these high risk areas, we will identify the positive cases, isolate the individuals and ensure any outbreak is quickly contained, which is the strategy being deployed in Amarillo."
Amarillo Mayor Ginger Nelson thanked Tyson Foods for its "cooperation" after all 3,587 employees at a Tyson beef plant in Amarillo were tested, according to High Plains Public Radio. The plant resumed operations Monday.