Superspread event

On 2020-10-21 a superspreading event most likely occurred in England. 43 days later (2020-12-03) it started to super-spread through the community. A total of 247 copies of this genome (that represents the core of the outbreak), were reported in Gisaid, a proxy for primary transmissions, along with 2239 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 2020-12-25, 65 days after it started, with 78242 sequences found in total.

The last sequence of the superspreading event was collected on 2021-01-19.

The sequence of this event has been classified as Alpha.