Thailand records first Omicron death in Hat Yai

BANGKOK (The Nation/Asia News Network): An 86-year-old woman, who had apparently received two Pfizer jabs, became the first person in Thailand to succumb to the Omicron variant, Songkhla public health authorities said on Sunday (Jan 16).

The provincial public health office said the Hat Yai-native was a bedridden Alzheimer’s patient and is believed to have picked up the variant from her grandson, who tested positive after returning from Phuket.

The deceased’s timeline is as follows:

Jan 6: She and her daughter test positive for Covid-19 using an antigen test kit.

Jan 7: She develops high fever, cough and breathing problems, and is admitted to Hat Yai Hospital’s ICU.

Jan 12: Patient succumbs at 9.20am. Test results show she had Omicron.

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