Coronavirus: Family reunions spark new clusters in France

A family wearing masks holding hands. Coronavirus: Family reunions spark new clusters in France
Recent increased clusters of Covid-19 have been increasingly linked to family events, extended family networks, and workplaces

Health authorities in France have warned that family events have made up a significant proportion of new “clusters” of Covid-19 cases reported in the past two weeks, and said the risk of infection remains high.

In its most recent update (Friday July 17), health body la Direction Générale de la Santé said: “The virus that causes Covid-19 is on the rise [in France]” and highlighted the 386 clusters that had been identified since May 9. Of these, 97 are still under investigation.

The Nord department has the most clusters still under investigation (12; and 31 since May 11, a national record); followed by Mayenne, which was declared on alert last week.

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