Response issued after claim that first Omicron death in UK happened in Northampton

An interviewee on national radio station LBC said his step-father died of Omicron at a Northampton hospital last week

By Logan MacLeod
Tuesday, 21st December 2021, 9:12 am

Northampton General Hospital (NGH) has responded to a claim in the national press that the first Omicron death in the United Kingdom happened at the site last week.

This comes after LBC radio station had a man called John call in on Friday (December 17) saying that his step-father had died of the new variant at 'a hospital in Northampton'.

John told radio host Nick Ferrari that his step-father in his 70s reportedly died with Omicron on Monday (December 13) after not being vaccinated.

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Northampton General Hospital has said no one has died of Omicron despite rumours circulating in the national press

A spokesperson for NHS Northamptonshire CCG said: “The NHS system in Northamptonshire has not recorded an Omicron-related death at this time.”

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