The first known patient of a cluster of 34 confirmed coronavirus cases at an abattoir in Melbourne’s west wasn’t aware he was infected until he had emergency surgery on a severed thumb.
Two dozen staff at Sunshine Hospital were sent home after the worker from Cedar Meats in Brooklyn tested positive for COVID-19 in the days following his admission for the workplace injury on April 23.
It is one of the largest clusters of COVID-19 in Victoria, which reported a total of 1406 cases as of Monday — a single-day increase of 22.
In a strange twist, Cedar Meats had recently exported 35 tonnes of mutton to Wuhan China.
Source: The Age