On 2020-03-18 a superspreading event most likely occurred in Quebec. 3 days later (2020-03-21) it started to super-spread through the community. A total of 182 copies of this genome (that represents the core of the outbreak), were reported in Gisaid, a proxy for primary transmissions, along with 234 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, 19 days after it started, with 2730 sequences found in total.
The last sequence of the superspreading event was collected on 2020-05-14.