HEALTH bosses have issued a further update on the coronavirus outbreak at a farm near Evesham.

Dr. Kathryn Cobain, Director for Public Health for Worcestershire said: "23 workers from Evesham Vale Growers Limited at Blackminster near Evesham, have now tested positive for Covid-19.

"Those workers have been advised to isolate.

"We continue to work with the business and Public Health England to control this outbreak.

"This is a reminder that Covid-19 remains with us and we should all wash our hands, wear masks where necessary and keep our distance, to protect us and our loved ones."

On July 23 it was announced 14 workers from the site had tested positive for coronavirus.

Around 340 key workers are employed to carry out packing work and all staff at the site will now be tested and advised to isolate, when not in work.

A spokesperson for Evesham Vale Growers Limited said: “Our staff are our priority, they are hard-working key workers helping us provide food for the country.

"The site has a multitude of preventative measures in place for our workers, including screens, hand washing facilities, extra cleaning and protocols for workers coming and going on the site.

"We are working closely with PHE Midlands and Public Health at Worcestershire County Council to prevent the spread of COVID-19."