Waste Isolation Pilot Plant’s COVID-19 cases continue to decline

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Cases of COVID-19 continued a decline at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant this week with two infections reported at the nuclear waste repository near Carlsbad.

The latest weekly report was the second in a row that saw less than five case of the virus reported among workers at the facility while the pandemics numbers appeared on the decline across New Mexico.

The latest cases at WIPP brought the facility’s total to 254 infections.

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The workers reporting positive test results were last at the site between Feb. 4 and 8, records show, and reported their infections between Feb. 11 and 17.