US reports 1st Omicron-related death

A man in the US state of Texas, who was in his 50s, was unvaccinated and had previously been infected with COVID-19, passed away due to the Omicron variant

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The US has reported its first death due to the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus in Texas, according to health officials.

A man in the US state of Texas, who was in his 50s, was unvaccinated and had previously been infected with COVID-19, passed away due to the Omicron variant, according to a release from Harris County Public Health.

The case is the first known confirmed Omicron-related death in the United States, CNN reported.

"The individual was at higher risk of severe complications from COVID-19 due to his unvaccinated status and had underlying health conditions," the release said.


County Judge Lina Hidalgo announced the death on Monday, saying the man was in his 50s.

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