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First death from the Omicron variant in the USA

A person living in Harris County, Texas, USA, who was not known to have been vaccinated against COVID-19, died. Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo posted on her social media account, “It is with sadness that I announce the first loss of life due to the Omicron mutation of COVID-19. “The deceased lived in the eastern part of Harris County and was an unvaccinated male in his 50s.” Hidalgo also stated that the deceased had other health problems.

In a statement, the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported that 73.2 percent of new COVID-19 cases in the country in the week ending December 18 were associated with the Omicron mutation.

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