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Long Prairie Packing latest Minnesota meatpacking plant to have COVID-19 outbreak


Long Prairie Packing, which is in Long Prairie, is the latest meatpacking plant in Minnesota with a COVID-19 outbreak.

An outbreak at yet another Minnesota meat plant, Long Prairie Packing, sparked a more than sixfold increase in COVID-19 cases in Todd County over the past two weeks.

The county's case count stood at 296 Thursday, including 227 workers at the beef-processing plant in the central Minnesota city of Long Prairie, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. The case numbers jumped from 42 on May 7 to 247 by May 21.

The plant is now home to the state's third-largest workplace cluster of COVID-19 diagnoses after the JBS pork facility in Worthington and Pilgrim's Pride chicken operation in Cold Spring, which respectively had 704 and 251 cases as of Thursday.


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