Omicron : The First death from the Omicron Variant has been reported in Houston

A man with an underlying health conditions who is in his 50s is said to have died of the new Omicron variant of Covid 19.

The said man is also reported to be unvaccinated and to be the first American to have been recorded dead from the new Onicron variant.

His death was confirmed by Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo on Monday

The Omicron is reported to be spreading at a massive rate around the united states, surpassing the delta variant which was the dominant strain.

CDC data on Monday showed that 73.2% of new case of infections the previous week ending was accounted for by Omicron virus.


This is a huge jump from the previous 12.6% the previous week before it.

The Omicron variant has been reported in nearly all through the US States.

South Africa was the first country in which the Omicron was discovered less than a month ago and WHO has since declared it as a “Variant of concern” since Nov 26, 2021.

CDC has warned that Omicron variant is more likely to spread even faster than the previous ones, but it is unclear if it will cause more or less illness.

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