Superspread event

On 2021-01-20 a superspreading event most likely occurred in United Kingdom. 48 days later (2021-03-09) it started to super-spread through the community. A total of 33 copies of this genome (that represents the core of the outbreak), were reported in Gisaid, a proxy for primary transmissions, along with 67 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 2021-03-13, 52 days after it started, with 164682 sequences found in total.

The last sequence of the superspreading event was collected on 2021-04-23.

The sequence of this event has been classified as Alpha.