On 2020-11-17 a superspreading event most likely occurred in England. 62 days later (2021-01-18) it started to super-spread through the community. A total of 38 copies of this genome (that represents the core of the outbreak), were reported in Gisaid, a proxy for primary transmissions, along with 3664 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 2021-01-23, 67 days after it started, with 170210 sequences found in total.
The last sequence of the superspreading event was collected on 2021-04-01.
The sequence of this event has been classified as Alpha.