In France, 329,371 new coronavirus infections have been recorded in the last 24 hours, according to data from Santé France. The test positivity rate is 19.4%. Yesterday the infections were 305,322 and last Friday 328,214. In addition, another 196 deaths have been recorded in France in the last 24 hours. Currently there are 24,511 Covid patients in French hospitals (yesterday they were 24,154). There are 3,895 patients in intensive care, of which 310 admitted in the last 24 hours. The peak of infections has not yet been reached, underlined the director general of public health, Genevieve Chene, in an interview with Bfmtv. “We can say that we are at peak when we have passed it, we are not yet in this situation “, explained Chene, pointing out that” all the indicators indicate that this variant “Omicron” is less severe than Delta. But since it is more contagious, we can expect an increase of hospitalizations in the coming weeks “.