1st omicron-related death reported in Harris County, Judge Lina Hidalgo says – KPRC Click2Houston

HOUSTON – Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo announced the county’s first omicron-related death during a news conference Monday.

This comes hours after she raised the COVID-19 threat level from yellow to orange.

SEE ALSO: Harris County raises threat level from yellow to orange due to ‘explosive growth’ of omicron variant

In a news conference, Hidalgo, alongside other Houston-area labor leaders said that the patient was a man in his 50s with underlying health conditions.

The man was not vaccinated, Hidalgo added. The patient was also receiving Regeneron as a treatment for the illness.

Hidalgo stressed that those who have not received the vaccine, especially the booster shot, should get it as soon as possible as COVID-19 cases rise.


“It’s the best gift you could possibly give to your family,” she said.

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