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U.K. Sees First Death of a Person With Omicron

LONDON—The U.K. reported its first death of a patient with Omicron on Monday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said, as the country faces what he called a tidal wave of cases of the new variant.

It couldn’t be determined where the person contracted the variant or whether it was the cause of death. The U.K. Health Security Agency said the individual had been diagnosed in a hospital but gave no indication of his or her vaccination status.

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