A pressure of Covid-19 that mixes delta and omicron was present in Cyprus, in line with Leondios Kostrikis, professor of organic sciences on the College of Cyprus and head of the Laboratory of Biotechnology and Molecular Virology.
“There are at the moment omicron and delta co-infections and we discovered this pressure that may be a mixture of those two,” Kostrikis stated in an interview with Sigma TV Friday. The invention was named “deltacron” because of the identification of omicron-like genetic signatures throughout the delta genomes, he stated.
Kostrikis and his staff have recognized 25 such circumstances and the statistical evaluation reveals that the relative frequency of the mixed an infection is larger amongst sufferers hospitalized resulting from Covid-19 as in comparison with non-hospitalized sufferers. The sequences of the 25 deltacron circumstances had been despatched to GISAID, the worldwide database that tracks modifications within the virus, on Jan. 7.
“We’ll see sooner or later if this pressure is extra pathological or extra contagious or if it should prevail” over delta and omicron, he stated. However his private view is that this pressure can even be displaced by the extremely contagious omicron variant.