Barron County’s growing number of COVID-19 cases are connected to fruit and vegetable processor

By Cortney Moore | Fox News

Published 2 hours ago

Almost half of the employees at a Seneca Foods processing plant in Wisconsin have tested positive for coronavirus, according to the Barron County Department of Health and Human Services, a FOX 9 report shows.In fact, approximately 44% of the fruit and vegetable processing company’s workers in the city of Cumberland have contracted the respiratory illness. The first infection the health departmentconnected to the plant was on July 19.

Seneca Foods did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment, however, the Wisconsin National Guard reportedly administered tests for the potentially deadly virus on July 27 after a “cluster” of cases were reported to Barron County health officials.