Thailand Confirms 1st Death due to Omicron Variant of COVID-19

Omicron-Positive Woman in Thailand Died, Health Official Confirms

THAILAND – A health official confirmed the first death case in the country due to the Omicron variant of COVID-19.

Currently, the global variant of concern is the “Omicron” which was previously reported as a “heavily mutated” variant of the virus. It was first recorded in South Africa and countries were quick to implement travel bans but it still spread across nations.

Countries are boosting their vaccination efforts now in the pursuit to fight the spread of the Omicron variant. Furthermore, several nations continue to keep their borders closed on some countries facing an outbreak of the said variant.

One of the nations that logged cases of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 is Thailand. Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, more than 10,000 cases of the said variant were logged in the country.

Thailand COVID-19
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According to the report, Thailand recently recorded its first death case due to the Omicron variant of COVID-19. The country’s health ministry spokesman, Rungrueng Kitphati, said that the patient who died is a bed-ridden old woman with Alzheimer’s Disease. She was 86 years old upon her death.

The health official said that the old woman was from the Southern province of Songkhla. Reportedly, it was last month when the country recorded its first case of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 and it prompted the re-implementation of the mandatory quarantine for the foreign travelers.

Countries are now boosting their vaccination efforts. With regards to Thailand, almost 62% of the 72 million population of the country are fully vaccinated against the COVID-19. Out of the said total percentage, 14.9% have already been jabbed with their booster shots.

Several brands of vaccines against the COVID-19 were developed. Among those that circulate across the globe are Sinovac, Pfizer, Moderna, Astra Zeneca, Sputnik V, and Janssen.

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