Deltacron – a new variant of the coronavirus discovered in Cyprus –

A new variant of the Coronavirus was discovered in Cyprus. It is called Deltacron because it is a combination of what is there delta and Omicron variants, BNR reports.

It was made in the Laboratory of Biotechnology and Molecular Virology of the University of. identified Cyprus, said its head, Prof. Dr. Leontios Kostrikis.

By the end of December, in-depth genetic analyzes were carried out on 1,377 samples, of which the new variant was discovered in 25. It is based on the genetic background of the delta Variant and also contains genetic mutations of Omicronwhich is why scientists call it Deltacron. It is more common in patients hospitalized with coronavirus.

The results are part of an epidemiological study to detect variants of Coronavirus in Cyprus, carried out by the Ministry of Health in collaboration with the University of Cyprus and a biotechnology company.

Health Minister Michalis Hadjipantelas today welcomed the scientific discovery by Cypriot scientists, who he said: Cyprus on the world map of health.

The minister emphasized that the new variant was not a cause for concern, as it was a combination of two mutations that already exist in the country.

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