COVID cases up, vaccines limit severity

James D. Wolf Jr., Pharos-Tribune, Logansport, Ind.
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May 4—There's good news and bad news for COVID-19 cases in Cass County.

The bad news is that enough new cases have happened to raise the county out of the state's safe designation, and the B 1.1.7 (UK) and B 1.427 (California) variants have been detected here.

"Cass County will turn yellow on Wednesday due to a slight increase in the number of positive COVID cases," according to Cass County Health Department Administrator Serenity Alter.

The county is also seeing an increase in school-aged kids with the coronavirus, she said.

The good news is that those who've received the vaccinations are not going to the hospital and are only experiencing cold-like symptoms.

"The vaccine is doing its job," Alter said.

She sees two possible reasons for the increase.

One is that there's a decline in the number of people wearing masks. The other is that people travelled on spring breaks.

She's not certain why these two variants have arrived here but added that Cass also tests a lot of people from surrounding counties.

Alter recommends that people stay vigilant because the virus has not gone away.

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