More than 1,000 workers in the Wrexham area have been tested for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) since Sunday 21 June. A total of 70 positive cases have been identified to date.
Dr Graham Brown, Consultant in Communicable Disease Control for Public Health Wales said: “The testing process is ongoing, and as expected, we have identified additional cases associated with workers from the Rowan Foods Ltd site.
“This does not mean that the company has been identified as the source of the infection, or that finding additional cases means the infection is increasing. However, we are identifying previously asymptomatic individuals that work for Rowan Foods Ltd with the infection.”
A spokesman for Public Health Wales confirmed that an outbreak of Coronavirus has now been confirmed, but “evidence so far points to community transmission of the infection, rather than the company being the source”.
Dr Brown continues: “It therefore remains essential that all members of the public, including employees of Rowan Foods Ltd and their close contacts, continue to recognise the vital role they have in preventing the spread of Coronavirus, to help keep North Wales safe.”
Employees who test positive are being contacted through the Test, Trace and Protect process and provided with additional advice for themselves, household and other contacts.