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US Reports First Death From Covid-19 Omicron Variant: Report

The Texas victim was a man in his 50s, unvaccinated and with previous health issues, according to the report.

The United States has reported its first death from the novel Omicron variant of the coronavirus in Texas, according to health officials. A man in the US state of Texas, in his 50s, was unvaccinated and had previously been infected with COVID19, according to a statement from Harris County Public Health.

The case is the first known confirmed death for Omicron in the United States, CNN reported. the statement said. County Judge Lina Hidalgo announced the death on Monday, saying the man was in his 50s.

The Omicron variant of the coronavirus accounts for 73% of coronavirus infections in the United States based on sequencing data for the week ending December 18.

Texas health officials said the state had its first death linked to the Omicron Covid19 variant, ABC News reported on Monday.

It is believed to be the first recorded death of Omicron in the United States, ABC says in its report. The victim was a man in his 50s, unvaccinated and with previous health problems, according to the report.

The Omicron variant of the coronavirus accounts for 73% of coronavirus infections in the United States according to sequencing data for the week ending December 18, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Monday.

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