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U.K. confirms 1st patient death from omicron variant

At least one person in the United Kingdom is confirmed to have died from the omicron COVID-19 variant, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced Monday. This comes as the country faces a wave of new cases.

Here & Now‘s Lisa Mullins gets the latest from NPR London correspondent Frank Langfitt.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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