Officials: COVID-19 outbreak at plant may overwhelm system

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Health officials in northeastern North Dakota say they’re worried about having the ability to adequately respond to a cluster of coronavirus cases among workers at a wind turbine facility.

Officials are still waiting to hear the results of 424 tests that were conducted Thursday outside the LM Wind Power facility in Grand Forks.

Dr. Steven Weiser is President of Altru Health System. He said about 2,500 people may have come in close contact with infected workers. He says it’s a “very serious event” that has “the ability to overcome our health care workers and our health care system.”

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