In a press release released this Tuesday morning, the Brittany Regional Health Agency (ARS) and Public Health France “confirm that ten cases of covid-19 infection of the British variant have been detected on Breton territory”. These ten cases concern the four departments of the region and “correspond to five situations: two cases in Finistère (within the same family), three cases in Morbihan (two cases within a couple and one within of a family), one case in Côtes-d’Armor (within a family) and four cases in Ille-et-Vilaine (within an establishment) ”.
Six out of ten cases linked to the UK
It is specified that “apart from the cases within the establishment, it appeared that the six confirmed cases all had a link with contacts from the United Kingdom”. “For these situations, the number of at-risk contacts was very limited or even non-existent outside the family. None of these cases confirmed with the British variant presented a serious form ”.
The press release finally specifies that the first results of the study carried out by Public Health France and the National Reference Centers indicate that less than 1% of the cases identified in Brittany are carriers of the British variant, against between 1 and 2% nationally.