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India reports first death linked to Omicron coronavirus variant – Metro US

India reports first death linked to Omicron coronavirus variant

People shop at a crowded market amidst the spread of
People shop at a crowded market amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in the old quarters of Delhi

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India on Wednesday reported its first COVID-19 death linked to the fast-spreading Omicron variant in the western state of Rajasthan, a federal health ministry official said.

Omicron cases in the country have now risen to 2,135, the official told a small group of reporters in New Delhi.

(Reporting by Krishna N. Das, Writing by Devjyot Ghoshal; Editing by Jacqueline Wong)

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