Unvaccinated Texas Man Believed To Be First Omicron Death In US: Reports

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Texas: US’ Texas on Monday reported its first death related to the Omicron COVID-19 variant, a man who was unvaccinated, the Harris County health department said.

It is believed to be the first known recorded Omicron death in the United States, reports stated. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the issue.

The victim, aged between 50-60 years old, was at higher risk of severe complications from COVID-19 as he was unvaccinated, the health department said in a statement.

County judge Lina Hidalgo tweeted that the man was the first local fatality from the variant.

 

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