(ANSA) - ROME, JANUARY 18 - The increase in infections in France is still overwhelming, reaching 464,769 in 24 hours.
This was reported by public health, reporting a sharp increase compared to the 368 thousand of last Tuesday.
The test positivity rate - reports Le Figaro - is still increasing, reaching 23.9%.
The incidence rate is 3,063 infected people per 100,000 inhabitants.
Today, however, the government said it was "optimistic" about the slowdown of the pandemic, citing above all the "stabilization of resuscitations" and the fact that the more dangerous Delta variant is "backward".