According to reports, Cyprus has discovered a Covid variant that combines omicron and delta

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A researcher in Cyprus has discovered a coronavirus strain that combines variants of delta and omicron. Bloomberg News on Saturday.

Bloomberg said that Leondios Kostrikis, a professor of biological sciences at the University of Cyprus, called the strain “deltacron” because it has genetic characteristics similar to omicron in the delta genome.

The report said that so far, Kostrikis and his team have found 25 cases of the virus. It is too early to judge whether there are more cases of strains or their possible impact.

In an interview with Sigma TV on Friday, Kostrikis said: “We will see in the future whether this strain is more pathological or more infectious, or whether it will defeat the two main strains, delta and omicron. He added that he believes omicron will also surpass deltacron.

According to Bloomberg, the researchers sent their findings this week to GISAID, an international database that tracks viruses.

As omicron continues to spread rapidly around the world, leading to a surge in Covid-19 cases, deltacron variants have emerged. According to an analysis of Johns Hopkins University data on Friday by the National Broadcasting Corporation Finance Channel, the United States reports an average of more than 600,000 new cases every day. This is an increase of 72% over the previous week, setting a record for a pandemic.

Read the full Bloomberg News report here.