Asymptomatic cases complicate coronavirus fight in France

There has been a particular increase in positive cases among young people aged 20-30

Just over half (51%) of people who tested positive for Covid-19 between July 20 - 26 did not display any symptoms of the virus, the latest official figures for France show. 

This figure is actually slightly lower than in previous weeks, but is still a cause for concern for France as people who do not know they have the virus are less likely to take the same precautions as those who know they have it. 

It also means that the number of cases of Covid-19 in France may be significantly higher than believed at the moment, warned France’s public health agency Santé Publique France in its weekly report. 

“Since deconfinement, it ...

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