Scientists in Cyprus have found 25 cases of a strain of the coronavirus that they say combine elements of the delta and omicron variants it calls “deltacrons”, including those found in patients hospitalized for Covid-19. with a higher proportion of the variant containing a prof. Said on Saturday in the identification of the new strain.
The discovery was made by Leondios Kostrikis, professor of biological sciences at the University of Cyprus and head of the Laboratory of Biotechnology and Molecular Virology, and his team at Businesshala. Reported,
According to Businesshala, the new strain has “omicron-like genetic signatures within the delta genome.”
DeltaCron cases were found in 25 samples taken in Cyprus, of which 11 were from patients hospitalized with covid and 14 were from the general public, according Local English daily. For Cyprus Mail.
Analysis shows that Deltacron is Frequently Kostriakis said there are more patients hospitalized with Covid-19 than those not hospitalized with Covid-19.
It is “quite possible” that the new strain has not been found elsewhere, and sequences of cases have been sent to GISAID, an international database in Germany that tracks the evolution of the coronavirus. Cyprus Mail Reported.