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COVID-19 cases hit 194 at Minnesota meat processing plant


Jeff Wheeler – Star Tribune

Pablo Tapia with the organization Asamblea de Derechos Civiles, held a sign at the main entrance to the Pilgrim's Pride plant during the protest Monday afternoon.

The plight of meat processors across the nation boiled over Monday in Cold Spring, where workers protested what they say are dangerous working conditions that leave them with two choices - continue to risk contracting a potentially deadly disease or be fired.

As of Monday, state health workers had confirmed 194 COVID-19 cases among workers at the Pilgrim's Pride poultry processing plant - more than double the 83 cases just four days ago.


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