A delta and omicron combination strain of COVID-19 has been discovered according to Leondios Kostrikis, professor of biological sciences at the University of Cyprus and head of Laboratory of Biotechnology and Molecular Virology.

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According to Bloomberg, the new strain has been named “deltacron,” which has drawn Transformers jokes across the Internet.

“There are currently omicron and delta co-infections and we found this strain that is a combination of these two,” Kostrikis said.


25 cases have been identified so far and the combined infection leads to a higher infection rate.

Kostrikis added, “We will see in the future if this strain is more pathological or more contagious or if it will prevail”