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German health minister warns of Omicron wave as first death recorded

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German Health Minister Karl Lauterbach expects a large wave of the more contagious coronavirus variant Omicron in Germany at the turn of the year. His warning came after the first death from the variant was recorded in Germany. The person who died was aged between 60 and 79, according to the nation’s disease control body. The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) reported that the number of Omicron cases had risen by a quarter in a day, up 810 to 3,198. The Omicron variant has meanwhile arrived in all of Germany’s federal states. Even if the majority of the infections are still caused by the Delta varia…

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