'Worrying' coronavirus outbreak at French naturist resort

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French regional health authorities on Sunday said there had been a "very worrying" outbreak of coronavirus at a naturist holiday resort on France's Mediterranean coast, with some 100 holidaymakers so far testing positive.

The Cap d'Agde resort in the Herault region, hugely popular among naturists, saw 38 positive tests on Monday and another 57 on Wednesday, the regional health authority said.

The rate of infection was four times higher among naturists in the resort than in the village itself, it added. Another 50 holidaymakers had also tested positive after returning home and results of more tests were expected next week.

The figures are "very worrying" it said, adding an alert had been issued over the resort.

The outbreak comes as France on Sunday reported almost 4,900 new cases over the last 24 hours, its highest figure since May, as the acknowledged there were "risks" in the surging infection levels nationwide.

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