Coronavirus: Outbreak at sandwich factory as nearly 300 staff test positive
Nearly 300 employees have tested positive for coronavirus at a sandwich factory in Northampton, the town’s director of public health has confirmed.
Greencore, the factory affected by the outbreak, said some of its staff are now self-isolating.
79 workers tested positive through NHS tests while 213 positive results came back from Greencore’s private testing, said Lucy Wightman, director of public health at Northamptonshire County Council.
A total of 292 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the outbreak.
Greencore said in a statement: “As a result of the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the Northampton area, we took the decision to start proactively testing all of the colleagues at our Northampton site.
“We can confirm…