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Tyson employees in Noel, Mo. test positive for COVID-19

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Posted at 6:00 AM, Jun 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-28 07:00:31-04

Tyson Foods has announced that 371 employees at its chicken processing plant in the far southwestern corner of Missouri have tested positive for COVID-19.

The company said in a news release Friday that it tested 1,142 employees at the plant in Noel from June 17 to June 19, and 291 tested positive for COVID-19.

Of those 291, Tyson said 249, or 85%, were asymptomatic.

The Springfield News-Leader reports that an additional 80 Noel employees tested positive for COVID-19 in separate tests that were performed by their healthcare providers or the state's Department of Health and Senior Services.

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