The spread of the Delta variant continues to be of concern. Particularly in the Landes, where twenty-nine additional cases of the Indian mutant of the coronavirus – first identified in April in India – have been detected. This is what the Regional Health Agency (ARS) and the prefecture announced in a press release. These new cases are in addition to the other two identified in a family in the department on Wednesday, June 2. In addition to these 31 cases, the ARS specifies that there would be “about twenty others”. And to explain that “the positive cases for Covid-19 did not all give rise to the use of the sequencing method allowing to identify the variant” Delta.
This fifty or so cases in total, proven or “estimated”, can be “grouped within fifteen sources of contamination”, especially family, explains the ARS, “subject to the results of investigations still underway to cross data and tracing the chains of contamination ”. The 31 proven cases concern six communities of municipalities, adds the ARS in its press release published Friday evening. The health authorities had announced Wednesday, June 2 that the Delta variant, still not very present in the territory, had been spotted in a family in the agglomeration of Dax without it having been linked to India or Great Britain. . They had stepped up screening and screening operations.
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