New covid strain that combines Omicron AND Delta found in Cyprus – fears over mutation

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Named the ‘Deltacron’ variant, researchers discovered the new strain in Cyprus. Leondios Kostrikis, professor of biological sciences at the University of Cyprus has discovered 25 cases of the new strain. The findings have now been dispatched to GISAID, an international database that tracks viruses which tracks viruses. 

As of yet, it is unclear how virulent or potent the new strain is, Bloombergreports.  

Professor Kostrikis said: “We will see in the future if this strain is more pathological or more contagious or if it will prevail.”

Of the 25 samples, 11 were taken from those who have been admitted to hospital. 

A further 14 were taken from the general population. 

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