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Rapid spread of the SARS-CoV-2 δ variant in French regions in June 2021

By Samuel Alizon, Stephani Haim-Boukobza, Vincent Foulongne, Laura Verdurme, Sabine Trombert-Paolantoni, Emmanue Lecorche, Benedicte Roquebert, Mircea T Sofonea

Posted 20 Jun 2021
medRxiv DOI: 10.1101/2021.06.16.21259052

Analysing 9,030 variant-specific tests performed on SARS-CoV-2 positive samples collected in France between 31 May and 21 June 2021 reveals a rapid growth of the {delta} variant in 3 French regions. The next weeks will prove decisive but the magnitude of the estimated transmission advantages could represent a major challenge for public health authorities.

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