British Prime Minister Boris Johnson

UK Prime Minister reports first death from COVID-19 Omicron variant

*British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said the Omicron variant is producing hospitalisations in the UK, and a patient infected with the COVID-19 variant has died

Emmanuel Akosile | ConsumerConnect

Experts have said that since the strain was discovered, the Omicron variant of COVID-19 has been considered to be a milder one that produces less severe symptoms.

It was gathered, however, that British officials report that it is too soon to make such  judgement in this regard.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, in a public appearance, has reported that the Omicron variant is producing hospitalisations in the United Kingdom (UK), and a patient infected with the variant is dead.

Johnson stated: “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.”

The Omicron variant also appears to spread more easily.

In the US, the variant has been confirmed in at least 30 states, according to the Washington Post.

It was first identified in South Africa late November 2021.

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