New Dordogne France Covid cluster ‘now under control’

The cluster was identified to have been spread at a family funeral for a death "nothing to do" with Covid-19

A new “cluster” of Covid-19 cases has been identified in the Dordogne in southwest France, after a family funeral took place - but none of the cases is serious and the outbreak is now said to be “under control”.

Nine cases of the virus have been confirmed in the small village of Eglise-Neuve-de-Vergt (Nouvelle-Aquitaine), making it the 29th “cluster” of cases in the department overall.

The new infections occurred after the funeral of someone “in their fifties”, whose death “had nothing to do” with the virus, said Michel Laforcade, director of local health authority l'Agence Régionale de Santé (ARS) de Nouvelle-Aquitaine in a press conference.

Local newspaper Sud Ouest said that “around 20 members of the family were present” in a small church in the village, as has been permitted under confinement, but that they may “have been more numerous at the funeral home, the cemetery and the family meeting [afterwards]”.

But one member of the family told newspaper France Bleu Périgord that the ...

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