ROSWELL, N.M. (WR) — A state company in New Mexico has reported 21 workers at a meatpacking plant in Roswell examined optimistic for COVID-19, essentially the most instances reported to the state by anyone job location within the space.

The New Mexico Setting Division has suggested USA Beef Packing LLC proprietor Jose Madrid on deal with the inflow in instances, the Roswell Day by day Document reported.

Madrid stated he’s cooperating with the state because it investigates what has prompted that variety of instances, and has decreased operations to about 10%.

Company reviews present the corporate reported its first optimistic check on July 28, and had two by July 31. The variety of instances jumped to 21 by Wednesday. The corporate closed following the primary confirmed case and all workers have been to be examined, division spokeswoman Maddy Hayden stated.

A high quality management officer for the corporate beforehand informed the Day by day Document that the plant follows all federal and state tips concerning meals and worker security, together with social distancing measures and worker temperature checks.

“We at USA Beef Packing perceive the significance of continuous our important service; to ship protected and dietary meals to the world,” the corporate stated in a press release, including that it’s following all vital security precautions.

The variety of infections is considered far larger as a result of many individuals haven’t been examined, and research recommend individuals will be contaminated with the virus with out feeling sick.

For most individuals, the brand new coronavirus causes delicate or reasonable signs, equivalent to fever and cough that clear up in two to a few weeks. For some — particularly older adults and other people with current well being issues — it might probably trigger extra extreme sickness, together with pneumonia, and dying.