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After Rajasthan, Odisha reports Omicron death

While authorities are yet to issue confirmation of the Omicron death, a woman resident of Agalpur in Bolangir district, reportedly died of Omicron infection.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated on 7 Jan 2022, 4:32 am

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Barely a day after Rajasthan reported first Omicron death in India, Odisha on Thursday reported the first death of a person infected by Omicron in the state.

While authorities are yet to issue confirmation of the Omicron death, a genome sequencing report of a 45-year-old woman resident of Agalpur in Bolangir district, showed positive for Omicron infection, according to reports.

Bolangir chief district medical officer (CDMO) Snehalata Sahoo reportedly said her genome sequencing report which showed positive for Omicron strain was made available on January 5 after the death of the woman. The woman died on December 27, 2021 in a hospital after testing positive for COVID-19 on December 23.

The body was allegedly handed over to her family for cremation, and the last rites was attended by many of her relatives and villagers, according to reports, which also mentioned that she had no travel history.

So far, Omicron has spread to 30 districts in Odisha and the variant cases has reached 61, official sources said.

Also Read: India reports first Omicron death, daily COVID-19 caseload jumps to 90,928

IFP Bureau

IFP Bureau

IMPHAL, Manipur

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