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The first death related to Omicron variant was reported in U.S.

The first death related to Omicron variant was reported in U.S.



 

The first death related to Omicron variant was reported in U.S.

 

On December 21.  United States reported its first death from infection with the Omicron strain of the COVID-19 virus. The patient came from Harris County, Texas.

 

 

The first death related to Omicron variant was reported in U.S.  On December 20th,  United States reported the first death from infection with the Omicron strain of the COVID-19 virus. The patient came from Harris County, Texas.

(Image source: screenshot of Reuters official website report)

 

 

According to reports, the local health department stated in a statement that the patient was between 50 and 60 years old and had not received the COVID-19 vaccine during his lifetime.

 

The statement emphasized that not being vaccinated means a higher risk of complications. A local official called on the public on social media to vaccinate as soon as possible.

 

In recent times, the Omicron strain has spread rapidly in the United States. On December 20th, data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showed that in the past week, 73% of new cases in the United States were caused by this variant. .

 

 

 


In only 20 days, Omicron became the dominant strain of COVID-19 virus in the United States

According to the Associated Press, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) stated on December 20 that Omicron had surpassed Delta and became the dominant strain of the new coronavirus in the United States.

 

According to data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, among the new cases of COVID-19 infections last week, Omicron strain infections accounted for 73.2%, and Delta strain infections accounted for 26.6%.

 

At this time, only 20 days have passed since the United States first reported a case of Omicron infection. CNN reported that Omicron has spread rapidly in the United States in the past three weeks.

In the first week of December, Omicron infections accounted for less than 1%, the second week increased to 12.6%, and the third week increased to 73.2%.

 

As of December 20, 48 US states, Washington DC, Puerto Rico, etc. have reported Omicron infection cases.

In the New York area, the northwestern United States, the southeastern United States and other regions, Omicron infections account for more than 90% of cases.

 

At the end of June this year, the delta strain became the dominant strain in the United States, leading to a new wave of epidemic peaks in the United States in August and September.

Until the end of November, CDC data showed that cases of Delta strain infection still accounted for more than 99.5%.

However, American infectious disease expert Fauci told CNN on the 19th that Omicron will soon become the dominant strain due to its high contagiousness.

 

In addition, another noteworthy news is that the Harris County Public Health Department in Texas, the United States, said on the 20th that the cause of death of a man in his 50s was related to Omicron.

The man was not vaccinated and had previously been infected with the COVID-19. This is the first officially reported death of Omicron in the United States.

 

Johns Hopkins University Health Safety Center scholar Amesh Adalja told the Associated Press that it is not surprising that Omicron replaced Delta’s dominance in the United States.

According to his estimates, as the holidays approach, the US epidemic will spread further.

By then, breakthrough infections in vaccinated people and serious complications in unvaccinated people may cause the US medical system to face heavy pressure.

 

On November 26 this year, the WHO listed Omicron as a “strain to be concerned about.” Less than a month later, Omicron spread to more than 90 countries and regions.

In South Africa, the United Kingdom, Denmark and other countries, Omicron has become the dominant strain.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The first death related to Omicron variant was reported in U.S.

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