On 2021-02-20 a superspreading event most likely occurred in Scotland. 20 days later (2021-03-12) it started to super-spread through the community. A total of 111 copies of this genome (that represents the core of the outbreak), were reported in Gisaid, a proxy for primary transmissions, along with 68 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 2021-03-23, 31 days after it started, with 15193 sequences found in total.
The last sequence of the superspreading event was collected on 2021-04-13.
The sequence of this event has been classified as Alpha.