According to information from Europe 1, out of the first 720 saliva tests carried out in schools in Île-de-France, eight came back positive.
These tests were carried out in two primary schools in Bourg-la-Reine (92).
Some 200,000 saliva tests are to be deployed in the region in the next three weeks according to the ARS.
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According to information from Europe 1, out of the 720 saliva tests carried out in schools in Île-de-France since Monday, eight have come back positive.
These tests were carried out in two primary schools in Bourg-la-Reine (92), in the rectorate of Versailles.
According to this first burst of results, the percentage of contamination with the coronavirus after the school holidays in zone C seems quite low, of the order of 1%.
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200,000 tests deployed in the region within three weeks
But saliva tests in schools are still far from being fully deployed.
Some 200,000 must be put on the ground in the next three weeks, according to the Regional Health Agency (ARS).
In Paris, the first tests will be carried out on Friday.
Last week, 3,000 tests were deployed over the whole of zone A (academies of Besançon, Bordeaux, Clermont-Ferrand, Dijon, Grenoble, Limoges, Lyon and Poitiers).
A figure well below the 50,000 tests announced by the Minister of National Education Jean-Michel Blanquer.
But that did not prevent the experience from being fruitful, as in Saint-Étienne, where only three positive and asymptomatic cases were detected out of 950 tests.
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Results that fall under medical confidentiality
As a reminder, the precise list of establishments where the tests are carried out is made by the rectorates in connection with the ARS and the prefectures, which determine the areas where the virus is actively circulating.
Neither school directors nor staff have access to personal results because they are subject to medical confidentiality.
But they are on the other hand informed of the number of cases in their establishment.