India has confirmed its first Omicron death today.
According to Indian media reports, a 73-year- old individual from Udaipur passed away after contracting the Omicron variant of the novel coronavirus.
The man had tested positive for Covid on the 15th of December and has been in hospital since then.
The person is reported to have comorbidities, like diabetes, hypertension, among others.
His samples were sent for genome sequencing, while he was found Covid negative on the 21st of December.
NDTV reported that the man was doubly vaccinated and had no significant contact and travel history.
India has 2,135 cases of the Omicron variant – the most in Maharashtra with 653 cases, followed by Delhi with 464 cases.
The cases are heading northwards, with India reporting 58,097 fresh COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, 55 per cent higher than yesterday’s 37,379 cases.