First OMICRON death reported in Australia

NSW,27/12: Australia’s New South Wales state reported more than 6,000 new Covid-19 cases on Monday and confirmed its first death from the Omicron variant.



The fatal case was identified as a man in his 80s who was infected at an aged care facility in western Sydney. He was fully vaccinated but had underlying health conditions.


New South Wales, the country’s most populous state, reported 6,324 new infections on Monday, a fall of 70 from the record number a day before. There were 524 people in hospitals, including 55 in intensive care.

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