Covid-19: Philippines sees first deaths from Omicron variant

The health ministry said those who died were elderly patients with existing health issues.

By Reuters

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Published: Wed 19 Jan 2022, 12:54 PM

The Philippines on Wednesday confirmed the first domestic deaths caused by the highly infectious Omicron variant of Covid-19.

The health ministry said those who died were elderly patients with existing health issues and had not been vaccinated against Covid-19.




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