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80 COVID-19 Cases Connected to Smithfield Foods Plant
USAgNet - 04/09/2020

South Dakota officials say over 80 employees at one Sioux Falls business have tested positive for COVID-19. State Health Secretary Kim Malsam-Rysdon said Wednesday that over 80 employees at Smithfield Foods have been diagnosed with the disease.

Malsam-Rysdon said Smithfield is one of the businesses the Department of Health has identified as a "hot spot." She said health officials are working closely with the business to make sure they are following the proper guidelines.

Smithfield Foods previously confirmed an employee tested positive for COVID-19. Dakota News Now has received reports of additional cases at the meat processing plant.

The company has declined to comment on any of these additional cases.

Smithfield has posted guidelines to its website regarding the company's policies regarding COVID-19.

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