Cap d’Agde naturist village ‘explosive’ increase in coronavirus

Au Cap d'Agde, des tests sont réalisés devant le village naturiste, depuis ce lundi 17 août 2020. • © F3 LR

The Cap d’Agde naturist village statistics for those tested positive for coronavirus has increased substantially.

Tests have been carried out since Monday, August 17, 2020, and there has been an ‘explosion of cases’.

After the tests which took place last week, the contamination rate stands at 30%, according to initial estimates.  That is ten times higher than the national average . A very worrying situation for the state services.

“We are in an alarming situation” warned the Hérault prefecture, “therefore, we ask that everyone is tested before leaving, and we also ask all the people who wish to come to this naturist village to postpone their arrival.”

After the contamination of two employees at a luxury hotel in the naturist village, the ARS insisted that all residents of the village should be tested.

The prefecture also decided to toughen up the fight by imposing masks and banning gatherings of more than 10 people in Vias, Portiragnes, Cap d’Agde and Agde.

35,000 tourists flock in large numbers to Cap d’Agde.  The prefecture is encouraging people, and especially residents of the naturist village, to come and get tested as quickly as possible.

With nearly 74 positive cases for more than 100,000 inhabitants, the Hérault department is one of the most affected in France. Note that the alert threshold is 50 positive cases for more than 100,000 inhabitants.

Source: France 3