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First deaths due to omicron strain recorded in South Korea


MOSCOW, Jan 3 The first two deaths due to the omicron coronavirus strain have been reported in the Republic of Korea, according to Ryonghap, citing health authorities. “Health authorities in Gwangju, 329 kilometers south of Seoul, said tests of two recently deceased coronavirus patients in the city, both in their 90s, were posthumously positive for the strain omicron … These are reportedly the first deaths due to the omicron strain in South Korea, “the agency said in a statement on Monday. It is noted that patients died on Monday and Wednesday last week. Health authorities are investigating the exact cause of the deaths, and the World Health Organization classified a new variant of the coronavirus found in South Africa as a cause of concern in late November. Strain B.1.1.529 WHO named the Greek letter “omicron”.

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