France this Wednesday registered a new record of infections of coronavirus, exceeding the threshold of 200,000 daily cases for the first time, according to figures released by the Minister of Health, Olivier Véran.

Some 208,000 cases were detected in the last 24 hours in France, the minister announced at a hearing in parliament.

On Tuesday, French public health authorities announced almost 180,000 cases of Covid-19 in 24 hours, which was already a record.

“We face two enemies,” said the minister in reference to the delta and omicron variants.

“Taking into account the figures that we are registering in recent days, I would call it a tsunami.” Véran assured.

Given the increase in infections, “10% of the French population is a contact case” and those who have not been vaccinated have “little chance of” getting rid, said the minister. “The virus circulates too much,” he insisted.

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