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Covid-19: ten cases of British variant infection in Brittany – Coronavirus

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) ”.

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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.

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