Harper's COVID-19 outbreak reaches 128 cases; no hospitalizations to date

 Harper's Restaurant & Brew Pub. (Source: WILX)
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Published: Jun. 26, 2020 at 10:50 AM EDT
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The Ingham County Health Department confirmed Wednesday there are 128 cases of COVID-19 tied to exposure at East Lansing's Harper's Restaurant and Brewpub.

Despite all the cases, there are to date no hospitalizations involving people who have tested positive, said Amanda Darche, a department spokesperson.

Darche said 15 of the 128 cases are deemed secondary cases that involve people who have tested positive, didn't go to Harper's but have been in contact with people who did.

All primary cases involve people who visited Harper's sometime between June 12 and June 20. They have been advised by health offices to quarantine for 14 days since their visit.

Harper's closed June 22, shortly after two people tested positive for COVID-19.

The bar opened June 12 when restaurants were allowed to reopen, but patrons packed the sidewalk waiting in line to get in.

Harper's owners said in a statement it is installing a new heating and cooling system and a line management app to help control crowds and keep customers safe.

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