Researchers in Cyprus have discovered a combination of the delta and omicron variants of Coronavirus. Leondios Kostrikis, professor of biological sciences at the University of Cyprus, calls the strain ‘deltacron’. This is in reference to its omicron-like genetic signatures found in delta genomes. As of now, Kostrikis and his team have found 25 cases of the virus.
At this point, it’s still too early to tell whether the strain, deltacron, is spreading or what kind of impact it may have. Scientists have sent their findings this week to GISAID, an international database used to track viruses.