On 2020-12-21 a superspreading event most likely occurred in England. 32 days later (2021-01-22) it started to super-spread through the community. A total of 81 copies of this genome (that represents the core of the outbreak), were reported in Gisaid, a proxy for primary transmissions, along with 1234 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 2021-02-02, 43 days after it started, with 176915 sequences found in total.
The last sequence of the superspreading event was collected on 2021-05-11.
The sequence of this event has been classified as Alpha.