Illustration of a coronavirus screening campaign, here in Moscow, Russia. - Gavriil Grigorov / SIPA
One case detected, hundreds of people tested. Faithful to the national health strategy "test-trace-isolate", the Brittany Regional Health Agency launched a major screening operation in an agrifood business in Côtes d'Armor. The alert was launched by the Saint-Brieuc hospital center on May 13 after the confirmation of a patient diagnosed with Covid-19. The man being an external service provider in an agrifood company in the department, the authorities launched a health survey within the group in order to detect other patients. Five other cases were detected "since May 9," warns the ARS. The target company employs approximately 220 people.
Additional investigations were carried out to identify the chains of transmission. All the employees tested positive continued to exercise their professional activities but in a limited area of the site.
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This Friday, a massive screening campaign was organized on site to test all the personnel who have worked in this sector of the company since April 23. The sampling operation mobilized medical teams from Saint-Brieuc, Paimpol and Rennes hospitals, the dedicated Covid-19 le Mené ambulatory center, the Mutualité sociale agricole, as well as the SAMU and SDIS of Côtes d'Armor .
In its press release, the Regional Health Agency took the opportunity to recall "the importance of respecting barrier gestures and social distancing" in this period of deconfinement. Relatively spared from the epidemic, the Côtes d'Armor department has already been the scene of a "home" in the Lannion hospital. About fifty cases have been identified.
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