On 2021-01-16 a superspreading event most likely occurred in Japan. 0 days later (2021-01-16) it started to super-spread through the community. A total of 37 copies of this genome (that represents the core of the outbreak), were reported in Gisaid, a proxy for primary transmissions, along with 29 genomes that are one-step mutation with respect to the core genome (a proxy for secondary transmissions). The signature for the likely superspreading event ends at about 2021-01-20, 4 days after it started, with 3076 sequences found in total.
The last sequence of the superspreading event was collected on 2021-01-31.