Brazil reported this Thursday his first fatal victim by omicron, An elderly man residing in a municipality in the center of the country who despite having three doses of the vaccine failed to defeat the new variant of COVID-19, official sources reported this Wednesday.
The 68-year-old man, who also may be the first victim of the new variant of the coronavirus in Latin AmericaSince so far no other country has reported data on deaths from omicron, he died in Aparecida de Goiania, a municipality in the state of Goiás, in central Brazil, where the new variant is already responsible for 93.5% of the cases.
According to the mayor of the municipality, the victim had received the two regulatory doses of the vaccination schedule and a third booster, but he suffered from various comorbidities, such as high blood pressure and chronic lung disease.
According to the health authorities, to date there are already 55 cases of omicron reported in Aparecida de Goiania, where transmission by omicron is already recognized as community, that is, among people who have not had contact with infected abroad.
“We lost a vaccinated patient who had chronic health problems, which are important risk factors for COVID. Unfortunately, he did not resist. One life lost among thousands saved by immunization,” said the municipality’s health secretary, Alessandro Magalhaes.
The confirmation of the first death by the omicron in Brazil occurs ten days after the community transmission in the city was declared.
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