State health officials Texas reported the first death of a patient infected with the Omicron variant of the new coronavirus due to its complications COVID-19, reported the television network ABC News.
This is believed to be the first death due to this variant of SARS-CoV-2 in USA, said Harris County officials, the network added.
The The victim was in his fifties, unvaccinated for COVID-19, with underlying diseases.
Earlier, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the country’s main federal public health service, said Omicron accounted for more than 73% of SARS-CoV-2 infections in the week ended December 18, which means it is now the dominant one.
Source: ΑΠΕ – ΜΠΕ