The 2 Sisters plant in Anglesey, which supplies chicken to KFC, has shut its doors following a coronavirus outbreak

The number of coronavirus cases in Ceredigion has risen by two this afternoon, bringing the total cases in the county to 51.

34 tests were carried out over the same period. 1,646 tests have taken place across the county so far.

The ratio of positive results also rose to 3.1%.

Five people have sadly died in the last 24 hours across Wales, according to the updated numbers.

The data does not say in which county the deaths occurred, however.

Outbreak at poultry factory

The numbers come as an outbreak at the Two Sisters poultry factory in Anglesey gets closed after 58 workers at the plant are confirmed to have coronavirus.

The factory supply a variety of supermarkets, including Marks & Spencer, Aldi, Asda, Co-op, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Waitrose.

It also provides chicken to KFC, as well as local businesses.

Public Health Wales have confirmed the outbreak, and say the workers at the chicken factory in Llangefni are now being told to self-isolate.

Work at the factory has been suspended.

A spokesperson for the factory said :”In light of the current Covid-19 cases at our Llangefni site, we have decided to take the necessary action to clearly demonstrate how seriously we take this issue by doing the right thing.

“Doing the right thing means from today [18 June] we will temporarily suspend production at our Llangefni site with immediate effect for a period of 14 days.

“We will not tolerate any unnecessary risks – however small – for our existing loyal workforce at the facility.”

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