At least one person has died in the UK after being tested with the Omicron strain, the Guardian reported.
“Sadly at least one patient has been confirmed to have died with Omicron,” the British Premier Minister Boris Jonhson said.
No deaths have been reported before for those infected with new strains as Johnson urged to revaccinate against COVD-19.
Due to its "highly contagious" nature, the British government believes the new strain may "dominate and spread exponentially."
The London School of Hygiene predicts that Omicron infections will hit record levels in the United Kingdom this winter, and hospitalizations could surpass last year's figures, the National Health Service (NHS) reported.
In late November, the UK
On December 13, President of the Republic of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa
The variant B.1.1.529 or Omicron was found in South Africa in November.