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The sequencing has spoken.
On Monday, the Occitanie Regional Health Agency confirmed that it had detected four cases of the British variant of the coronavirus in the region.
This Wednesday, after an in-depth analysis of suspected cases linked to a variant, ten cases in total were confirmed in Occitania.
Of these, eight relate to the variant identified in Great Britain, and two relate to the variant identified in South Africa.
Seven of the affected people live in Haute-Garonne, and three in Hérault.
“As soon as their case was reported, and without waiting for the results of these expertises, these people were asked to respect strict isolation in their home, their state of health not giving rise to concern.
The usual search operations for potential contact cases have been carried out by teams from Health Insurance, ARS Occitanie and Public Health France, ”said the Regional Health Agency in a press release.
For the time being, the health authorities indicate that the situation "is at this stage under control for each of these people, isolated at their home and under close medical supervision".
In recent days, the number of positive cases has increased in the region, from 800 daily cases identified before Christmas to 1,400 on average in recent days.
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