An employee at Tyson’s food plant in Waterloo died Monday after being hospitalized for 6 weeks with covid-19. 44 year old Jose Ayala passed away at St. Luke’s hospital in Cedar Rapids. It was the 3rd hospital Ayala had been treated in since mid April. Ayala is one of the plant’s multiple employees to have died from covid-19 related complications. Health officials say over a 1,000 of the plant’s 2,9– workers have been infected by the virus. Ayala was a native of Laredo, Texas who moved to Waterloo about 12 years ago to work for Tyson.