The regional health agency (ARS) detected 29 new cases of the Indian variant of the coronavirus in the Landes, bringing to 31 the total number of known cases in the department, reports France Bleu Gascogne on Saturday, June 5.
After the detection of two cases of the Indian variant at the beginning of the week in a focus of four cases of Covid, the ARS decided to launch a generalized screening. Result: 29 positive cases for the Indian mutation of the coronavirus, and about twenty “suspect” cases, that is to say people positive for Covid within the same cluster, but whose sequencing does not detect an Indian mutation.
All of these positive cases from the Landes are grouped together in around fifteen sources of contamination, in six communities in different municipalities. The “zero case”, a high school student, had not had contact with a person returning from England or India, specifies France Bleu.
The Landes prefecture calls for vigilance in the face of this variant but also in the face of the incidence rate, which has increased by 35 in three weeks. Across France, “more than a hundred cases” of Indian variant are identified in addition to the Landes cases, according to the latest report from Public Health France Thursday, June 3.