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.
A spokesperson for NHS Northamptonshire CCG said: “The NHS system in Northamptonshire has not recorded an Omicron-related death at this time.”
Read more: Oh, what a surprise – caller to ludicrous Ferrari show claimed to be ‘step-son’ of ‘unvaccinated’ man who died of ‘Omicron’ at a ‘hospital in Northampton’. NHS Northamptonshire now responds: ‘The NHS system in Northamptonshire has not recorded an Omicron-related death at this time.’