First Omicron-related death reported in US; man was unvaccinated

First Omicron-related death reported in US; man was unvaccinated

The US has reported its first death due to the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus in Texas, according to health officials.

A man in the US state of Texas, who was in his 50s, was unvaccinated and had previously been infected with Covid-19, according to a release from Harris County Public Health.

The case is the first known confirmed Omicron-related death in the United States, CNN reported.

“The individual was at higher risk of severe complications from Covid-19 due to his unvaccinated status and had underlying health conditions,” the release said.

County Judge Lina Hidalgo announced the death on Monday, saying the man was in his 50s.

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