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First death in America due to COVID Omicron variant

Punjab Tribune Bureau | December 21, 2021 11:36 AM

WashingtonThe Omicron variant of Corona is causing havoc all over the world. Its impact is being seen the most in America. Texas health officials have said that the first death from the COVID Omicron variant has occurred in the state.

Harris County health officials said, it was the first death in the US believed to be caused by the Omicron variant.

The man who died was 50 years old and he had not even been vaccinated. On Monday, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that 73% of Americans are infected with the Omicron variant, based on sequencing data for the week ending December 18.

 

Earlier in early December, the first death from Omicron was confirmed in the UK. So far 12 people have lost their lives due to this variant in the UK while 104 people are in hospital.

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