NEW Covid-19 variant discovered in Cyprus on Saturday.
Researchers believe it is a combination of many variants and mutations of Coronavirus.
What is the Deltacron Covid variant?
Leondios Kostrikis, professor of biological sciences at the University of Cyprus, discovered a new strain of virus in Cyprus, a small island country in the eastern Mediterranean Sea.
10 mutations from Omicron was found in the new variant.
He called the strain ‘Deltacron’, “due to the identification of omicron-like genetic markers in the delta genome”. Bloomberg reported.
Kostrikis and his team have found a total of 25 cases of the virus so far and are still looking for clues about the variant’s possible effects on the body.
What do governments say about the new variant?
On 8 January, Cypriot Health Minister Michalis Hadjipandelas stated that the new variant was not yet a cause for concern.
He also expressed pride in the country’s scientists for discovering the new variant, According to The Jerusalem Post.
How many Deltacron cases are there in the US?
There have not been any cases of the Deltacron variant reported in the United States.
The new variant was born as Omicron continued to gain popularity around the globe.
“The United States is reporting a seven-day average of more than 600,000 new cases daily, according to CNBC’s analysis of data on Friday from Johns Hopkins University. That’s a 72 percent increase from last week and a record. epidemic,” CNBC reported.
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