On 2021-01-21 a superspreading event most likely occurred in England. 50 days later (2021-03-12) it started to super-spread through the community. A total of 32 copies of this genome (that represents the core of the outbreak), were reported in Gisaid, a proxy for primary transmissions, along with 157 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 2021-03-16, 54 days after it started, with 140872 sequences found in total.
The last sequence of the superspreading event was collected on 2021-05-06.
The sequence of this event has been classified as Alpha.