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New Covid-19 cluster in Toulouse now 'under control'

16 new cases of Covid-19 have been detected near Toulouse (Haute-Garonne, Occitanie) following a gathering of 52 people, one of whom had the virus. All cases are now "under control".

15 June 2020
A scientist injecting liquid into a test tube. A new Covid-19 cluster has been found near Toulouse, FranceEfforts are underway to track down, trace and isolate others in the area who may be at risk of infection
By Joanna York

The 52 people came from five families gathered to eat a meal together on June 1. The infected member of the group had just returned from a trip to Germany. 

When the first cases became known following the gathering, regional health body l'Agence Régionale de Santé (ARS) immediately launched efforts to track down, trace and isolate others in the area who may be at risk of infection.

So far tests have revealed 16 positive cases and 11 negative cases of Covid-19 from the group. Others are awaiting test results, or will be tested soon.

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All those known to be infected are currently in 14-day isolation in areas surrounding Toulouse such as Blagnac, Lespinasse, and Castelginest, local news site Actu Toulouse reports.

None of those who tested positive have been hospitalised.


Covid-19 clusters “under control”

While all clusters of Covid-19 in France have been considered “under control” since May 9, L'ARS has issued a reminder that respecting social distancing measures should remain a priority. 

They add that anyone experiencing symptoms of Covid-19 should contact their doctor. 

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