The Marseille cluster linked to the British variant of the coronavirus is under control, said the Regional Health Agency (ARS) on Tuesday, according to which the 24 patients of this epidemic focus were probably all infected with this strain.
“The cluster is under control and under control. It will be considered closed when the last of the positive patients placed in isolation for seven days will have tested negative, ”an ARS spokesperson told AFP.
Twenty-three other people
After a first person tested positive for the new English variant last week in Marseille, in a French family living in London and now returned to England, 23 other people had tested positive for Covid-19.
“The national protocol provides that we test in sequencing the patient zero and the last case identified in the most distant contact cases. We did it and we added six more, ”explained the spokesperson for the ARS.
The first results released Monday showed that six were “100%” of this mutation. The last two samples “were only partially identified by sequencing,” continued the ARS on Tuesday, which however considers them “possible cases”.
“We do not need to send all the samples for sequencing to know, on the basis of these initial results, that all the people positive for Covid in this cluster were indeed of the British strain”, he said. we still added from the same source.
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