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Bornstein Seafoods closes amid coronavirus outbreak

May 4, 2020 GMT

ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) — Eleven employees at the Bornstein Seafoods processing facility in Astoria, Oregon, have tested positive for COVID-19, and the facility has closed until further notice.

The Clatsop County Department of Public Health confirmed the number of virus cases Monday after testing 35 people. The results from five of the tests are still pending.

The seafood facility has been closed until further notice and all its workers have been told to shelter in place by company VP Andrew Bornstein, KOIN-TV reported.

On Friday, Bornstein Seafood officials contacted health authorities after one of its employees tested positive. The 11 who tested positive include four women and seven men between the ages of 30-69.

The company processes salmon, dungeness crab, albacore tuna, cold water shrimp and other fish.