France will reach the peak of its Omicron variant wave in the coming days, French Health Minister Olivier Véran said Tuesday.
"Nationally, we will reach the Omicron peak or high plateau in a few days,” he told broadcaster LCI, adding that some regions had already passed the peak.
However, the worst of Omicron is still plaguing some regions, he said.
“We still have a very active wave, with around 300,000 cases daily in our country, which is carried by two age groups, the under-15s and the 30-40s,” he added. “In some regions, this variant continues to increase quite strongly. In other regions, notably the Île-de-France, where the peak has passed and we are witnessing a decline."
The health minister said that France was dealing with two peaks, those of the Delta and Omicron variants. He added France had passed the Delta peak already, saying, “we’re crushing the Delta variant."