The United Kingdom has recorded its first Omicron-related death.
The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, disclosed this on Monday while on a visit to a vaccination clinic in west London.
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Johnson is said to have advised British residents to put aside the idea that Omicron was a milder variant.
He is quoted to have said, “Sadly yes, Omicron is producing hospitalisations and sadly at least one patient has been confirmed to have died with Omicron.
“So I think the idea that this is somehow a milder version of the virus, I think that’s something we need to set on one side and just recognise the sheer pace at which it accelerates through the population.”
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While the government’s booster rollout has commenced earlier than proposed, the UK’s Health Secretary, Sajid Javid, has revealed that 10 people have been hospitalised in England with the Omicron variant.
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