The coronavirus outbreak at a mill in Dewsbury - confirmed today - is the latest of a number of similar scenarios to have hit businesses in Kirklees in recent months.

A number of staff at Ulster Yarns, based at Ravensthorpe Mills, Dewsbury, have tested positive for Covid-19 in the latest Kirklees outbreak.

Dewsbury textile firm hit by Covid-19 outbreak 

Back in June, a Cleckheaton food factory hit the national headlines when a total of 165 staff tested positive for Covid-19.

Kober - which supllies Asda - closed for several days.

165 test positive at Cleckheaton factory

On July 1, a bed factory in Batley was identified as the site of the second Covid-19 outbreak in Kirklees.

It was understood that eight people within the 107-strong worksforce at Dura Beds had tested positive for the virus this week.

Covid-19 outbreak at Dura Beds in Batley

On July 13, another bed factory has closed due to a coronavirus outbreak. 

It was reported that Highgrove Beds in Liversedge had ceased production on a temporary basis after eight members of its factory staff tested positive for coronavirus. 

Highgrove Beds, Liversedge, closes due to coronavirus outbreak

On August 11, it emerged that Kirklees Council and Public Health England were working with Camira Fabrics after three of its nightshift workers at its Meltham Mills site tested positive for Covid-19 after developing symptoms.

The three people who tested positive were said to be recovering at home.

Positive cases at Meltham Mills