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The number of positive COVID-19 cases among crew members on the American Triumph grew by 79 Sunday, bringing the tally of confirmed cases on the American Seafoods trawler to 85. 

The Seattle-based vessel — which has an onboard processing plant and holds a crew of 119 people — arrived in Unalaska/Dutch Harbor on Thursday, with seven crew members reporting symptoms consistent with COVID-19. 

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A Bering Sea trawler currently docked in Dutch Harbor has reported six cases of COVID-19 among its 119 crew members, officials said Friday.  

The cases are onboard the American Triumph, which is operated by Seattle-based American Seafoods. 

Last month, the company announced that more than 100 crew members on three of the company's six vessels had tested positive for the virus. 

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Updated 06/16/2020 at 10:30 a.m. 

Crew have tested negative for COVID-19 on the F/V Ocean Rover, an American Seafoods vessel that arrived in Unalaska late Sunday afternoon for summer pollock season.

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As America's meat producers contend with thousands of COVID-19 cases among processing workers, seafood companies have drafted rigorous plans to ward off similar spread of the disease as their summer season looms in Alaska.