73-year-old Udaipur man dies after recovering from Omicron

Coronavirus: The person was tested negative twice on December 21 and 25. (Representative)

Jaipur: A 73-year-old man, who was found infected with Omicron variant in genome sequencing but later recovered, died at a hospital in Udaipur on Friday, an official said.

CMHO Udaipur Dr Dinesh Kharadi said that the man was tested negative twice, on December 21 and 25, but was suffering from post-Covid pneumonia.

Udaipur’s Chief Medical Health Officer (CMHO) said, “The death is due to post-covid pneumonia with comorbidities – diabetes mellitus, hypertension and hypothyroidism.”

Kharadi said that the person was found COVID positive on December 15 and had symptoms like fever, cough and rhinitis, hence he was admitted to the hospital.

“The sample was sent for genome sequencing and the result was received on December 25 in which it was found to be suffering from the Omicron variant. Earlier, he was tested negative on December 21. Another test was conducted on December 25, which was also negative,” the CMHO said.

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