DELPHI — For the second time this week, a large pork processing plant north of Indianapolis is shutting down on a temporary basis due to COVID-19 concerns.

Indiana Packers in Delphi, about 77-miles from Indianapolis, announced Friday it was closing as part of its “ongoing health-and-safety assessments.” Indiana Packers is Carroll County top employer.

The company said the decision was made in light of the growing number of positive COVID-19 tests in the area, including 15 among plant employees.

Carroll County’s overall numbers are small, but neighboring Cass County has a significant outbreak. Friday, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Cass County rose to 225 out of 266 people tested.

On Wednesday, Tyson Foods, which is in Cass County and the largest employer

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