By Peter Vincent For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 09:32 AEST, 8 April 2022 | Updated: 11:00 AEST, 8 April 2022

New hybrid Covid variant Deltacron is officially detected in Australia along with an emerging mutant Omicron strain – here’s how to tell if you’ve caught it

  • Delta-Omicron hybrid Covid strain, aka Deltacron, case confirmed in NSW
  • Also a recombinant strain of BA.1 and BA.2 Omicron confirmed in one patient
  • Nine people were infected with more than one strain, but BA.2 still dominant

Deltacron, the hybrid mix of the Delta and Omicron strains of Covid-19, has arrived in Australia, authorities have confirmed.

In its weekly Covid report, NSW Health reported that two ‘recombinant’ cases had emerged, including one Deltacron infection. 

One person was also infected with a combination of Omicron’s subvariants BA.1 and BA.2.

However, authorities noted the BA.2 Omicron variant remains totally dominant – making up 97 per cent of the 139,483 positive infections in the latest weekly analysis. 

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