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Sport Covid-19. At least 14 Britons tested positive in Haute-Savoie, the variant sought

18:55  22 january  2021
18:55  22 january  2021 Source:   ouest-france.fr

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At least 14 members of a group of British tourists staying in Vallorcine, in Haute-Savoie , have tested positive for Covid-19 and are waiting to know if they are carriers of an variant , the ARS and the prefecture informed Friday.

According to the latter, the whole group had tested negative on arrival.

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The 26 people in the group were tested by RT-PCR. The results available at this stage are positive for 14 of them, we are awaiting results for the other people, said the Regional Health Agency (ARS) Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

The Lyon National Reference Center (CNR) has been tasked with sequencing three of the samples to determine which strain of the virus it is, said ARS, which is awaiting these results.

The 26 British tourists have been confined since Tuesday morning in the Dormio de Vallorcine tourist residence, near Chamonix, and the local gendarmerie company regularly ensures compliance with the isolation instructions, adds the Haute-Savoie prefecture .

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"No hospitalization" for the moment

This epidemic focus, or cluster, has not required any hospitalization for the moment, continues the prefecture, we are for the moment on very well respected classical isolation.

There are no difficulties at this point, she adds, the contact-tracing is ongoing.

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