Balangir, Jan 6: Odisha reported its first Omicron fatality on Thursday, officials said.
The man from Agarpada locality of Balangir district was admitted to VIMSAR, Burla with a complaint of unwellness.
Later, the victim had tested positive for Covid-19 on Dec 23, following which, the sample was sent for genome sequencing. The case was found to be the Omicron variant.
Contact tracing of family members of the deceased is underway.