On 2020-03-13 a superspreading event most likely occurred in Canada. 7 days later (2020-03-20) it started to super-spread through the community. A total of 206 copies of this genome (that represents the core of the outbreak), were reported in Gisaid, a proxy for primary transmissions, along with 288 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 2020-04-07, 24 days after it started, with 5704 sequences found in total.
The last sequence of the superspreading event was collected on 2020-05-14.