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In Cyprus, a new coronavirus variety known as 'Deltacron' has been discovered

The Deltacron variant has a genetic history comparable to that of the Delta variant, as well as certain Omicron mutations

In Cyprus, a new coronavirus variety known as Deltacron has been discovered

According to a media source, a new coronavirus variant known as Deltacron has developed in Cyprus, with a genetic basis comparable to the Delta variety as well as some mutations from Omicron, and specialists say it is not something to be concerned about at the present.

In total, 10 Omicron mutations were discovered in the 25 samples collected in Cyprus. According to Jerusalem Post, citing Cyprus Mail, 11 of the samples came from persons who were hospitalised due to the illness, while 14 came from the general population.

The prevalence of the mutation was higher among hospitalised patients, according to Dr. Leondios Kostrikis, the head of the University of Cyprus' laboratory of biotechnology and molecular virology, suggesting a link between the novel variant and hospitalizations.

Kostrikis also pointed out that the variant shares a genetic basis with the Delta variant as well as several Omicron alterations.

On Saturday, Cyprus's Health Minister Michalis Hadjipandelas stated that the new variation was not a cause for concern at this time.

The minister was also pleased to learn of the new variation. Dr. Kostrikis' pioneering research and conclusions, according to Hadjipandelas, make us proud of our experts.

According to the Jerusalem Post, the minister also stated that this research places Cyprus on the international map when it comes to health issues. The scientific name of the new variation has yet to be revealed.

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