An outbreak at the Maple Lodge Farms poultry processing plant in Brampton, Ont., has turned fatal.
One worker has died, according to Global News, which has received confirmation from the company and its union. Twenty-five workers have also contracted the virus.
According to Global News, the company waited nearly three weeks before publicly disclosing its first positive case. Since learning of the diagnosis on April 15, the poultry plant said it has made it mandatory for employees to wear masks, as management has staggered shifts to allow physical distancing, while “frequent deep cleaning initiatives” have also taken place.
British Columbia and Alberta have also seen outbreaks among multiple poultry processing plants.