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Odisha reports first Omicron death

6/01/2022 at 12:13 PM

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.

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