On 2021-02-18 a superspreading event most likely occurred in Scotland. 11 days later (2021-03-01) it started to super-spread through the community. A total of 256 copies of this genome (that represents the core of the outbreak), were reported in Gisaid, a proxy for primary transmissions, along with 175 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 2021-04-02, 42 days after it started, with 18846 sequences found in total.
The last sequence of the superspreading event was collected on 2021-05-10.
The sequence of this event has been classified as Alpha.