Covid cases at Banham Poultry surpasses 100
A further eight cases of coronavirus have emerged out of Banham Poultry, taking the total number of workers testing positive at the chicken factory in Attleborough to 104.
Following news of the outbreak at the factory in Station Road last week, a total of 769 workers have had their tests returned.
All staff at the plant, plus their households, are being asked to self-isolate for 14 days if they have not tested positive and for 10 days if they have tested positive – households of those who have tested positive need to isolate for 14 days.
Norfolk County Council’s director of public health, Dr Louise Smith, said: "The latest total of positive tests from the Banham Poultry site has risen to 104, out of 769 results returned.This is a smaller rise than in previous updates.
"On current projections, that would give us an approximate infection rate across the whole site of around 13 per cent, compared to the total of 23 per cent we found when we tested staff in the cutting room.
"We are encouraging people who work at Banham Poultry and their households to get tested. This can be done in a number of ways, including by mobile testing units.
"Colleagues from the Health and Safety Executive and Breckland District Council environmental health have visited the factory to offer advice and support to Banham Poultry, to plan for the resumption of all processes in a Covid-secure way."