All 150 new Covid clusters in France ‘under control’

A scientist checks test tubes. All new covid-19 clusters in France have been identified and are under control, health authorities have said
All the new clusters have been identified and are under control, French health authorities have said

A total of 150 new clusters of Covid-19 have been reported in France in the latest weekly update from national health authorities - but all outbreaks are now under control, Santé Publique France has said.

Clusters are identified and tracked by the relevant regional health agencies, les Agences Régionales de Santé (ARS), and reported in weekly updates to health authority Santé Publique France (SPF). They do not include cases from elderly care homes.

The most recent report (from June 4) showed that 142 clusters of new cases had been reported in mainland France, alongside eight from overseas regions and departments.

Among the 150 clusters overall, 66% involved more than five confirmed Covid-19 cases, said SPF.

The most-affected departments were the Bouches-du-Rhône (eight groups of cases), the Nord (seven groups), and the Bas-Rhin (six cases).

All new clusters have now been tracked and are under control, the health authority said.

SPF defines a cluster as: “The identification of ...

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