Cass County clamps down with big jump in virus cases

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A Tyson Fresh Meats plant employee leaves the plant, Thursday, April 23, 2020, in Logansport, Ind. The plant will temporarily close its meatpacking plant in north-central Indiana after several employees tested positive for COVID-19. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Tighter business restrictions have been imposed in a northern Indiana county where a coronavirus outbreak prompted the closure of a Tyson Foods meatpacking plant.

State health officials say test results over the weekend confirmed about 700 more COVID-19 cases in Cass County, boosting the county’s total to 1,025.

The new orders in Logansport and Cass County prohibit more than one family member and anyone younger than 16 from entering retail businesses.

The state health department reports 31 additional coronavirus deaths, boosting the state’s confirmed COVID-19 death toll to 844 .

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