On 2020-12-20 a superspreading event most likely occurred in United Kingdom. 29 days later (2021-01-18) it started to super-spread through the community. A total of 105 copies of this genome (that represents the core of the outbreak), were reported in Gisaid, a proxy for primary transmissions, along with 2563 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 2021-02-01, 43 days after it started, with 208299 sequences found in total.
The last sequence of the superspreading event was collected on 2021-04-29.
The sequence of this event has been classified as Alpha.