B.1.1.7 2022-05-19



Description

Initially a UK lineage, associated with a variant of concern with N501Y, P681H and numerous other mutations. Evidence of having higher transmissibility than other lineage resulting in rapid growth in the UK and internationally.
This webpage is generated using publically available sequence data from GISAID, shared by international sequencing efforts.

Table 1 | Summary of B.1.1.7 data

Statistic Information
Countries with sequences 182
Sequence count 1093780
Countries United Kingdom 261076, United States of America 220786, Germany 103304, Sweden 66644, Denmark 62451, Japan 51097, Canada 35554, Netherlands 29831, France 28765, Italy 23909, Spain 23620, Switzerland 21046, Belgium 20761, Poland 15446, Ireland 14681, Norway 14211, Slovenia 8355, Israel 7110, Finland 6705, Greece 5384, Portugal 4756, Czech Republic 4618, Luxembourg 4603, Lithuania 4587, Slovakia 4515, Latvia 4380, Croatia 4123, India 3939, Austria 3143, Estonia 3138, Bulgaria 3018, Philippines 2571, Turkey 2113, Thailand 2039, Romania 1799, Mexico 1736, Brazil 1240, Kenya 945, Puerto Rico 925, South Korea 860, Cambodia 807, Lebanon 683, Iceland 567, Aruba 552, Australia 549, Mongolia 454, Sint Maarten 435, Russia 400, Ghana 398, Pakistan 385, Argentina 373, United Arab Emirates 372, Curaçao 316, North Macedonia 298, South Africa 247, Martinique 242, Nigeria 236, Ecuador 235, Canary Islands 211, Gibraltar 210, Qatar 207, Chile 207, Jamaica 201, Singapore 186, Bonaire 183, Panama 183, Kazakhstan 179, Costa Rica 171, Senegal 164, Reunion 163, Gabon 153, New Zealand 144, Jordan 138, Oman 133, Iran 129, Angola 129, U.S. Virgin Islands 124, Tunisia 121, Republic of Serbia 120, Guadeloupe 120, Sri Lanka 117, Ukraine 114, Iraq 114, Malta 113, Cote d'Ivoire 112, Georgia 109, Morocco 107, Guam 105, Colombia 102, Bangladesh 97, Indonesia 82, Bosnia and Herzegovina 77, Taiwan 75, The Bahamas 75, Djibouti 75, Hong Kong 68, Benin 65, French Guiana 60, Bahrain 57, Montenegro 54, Afghanistan 51, Gambia 48, Suriname 46, Guinea 36, Togo 34, Malaysia 33, Saint Lucia 32, Moldova 32, Egypt 31, Cayman Islands 30, Hungary 30, Kuwait 29, Albania 27, Palestine 27, Belize 27, Ethiopia 27, Republic of the Congo 27, Guinea-Bissau 26, Madagascar 26, Kosovo 26, Algeria 25, Peru 24, China 22, Dominican Republic 20, Cyprus 20, Guatemala 18, Uganda 17, Cameroon 16, Cabo Verde 16, Saudi Arabia 15, Barbados 14, Liechtenstein 14, Maldives 13, Belarus 12, Armenia 12, Venezuela 11, Vietnam 10, Central African Republic 10, Wallis and Futuna Islands 10, Antigua and Barbuda 9, Rwanda 8, Paraguay 7, Kyrgyzstan 7, Andorra 7, Turks and Caicos Islands 6, Somalia 6, Zambia 6, Eswatini 6, Trinidad and Tobago 5, El Salvador 5, Malawi 5, Democratic Republic of the Congo 5, Mauritania 5, Sao Tome and Principe 4, Fiji 4, Uzbekistan 4, Liberia 4, Niger 3, Northern Mariana Islands 3, Monaco 3, Seychelles 3, Nicaragua 3, Libya 3, Azerbaijan 3, Montserrat 2, Anguilla 2, South Sudan 2, Mozambique 2, Myanmar 2, Mayotte 2, Nepal 2, Mali 1, Bermuda 1, Sudan 1, Guyana 1, Honduras 1, Burundi 1, Crimea 1, Haiti 1, Dominica 1, Burkina Faso 1, Faroe Islands 1
First detected United Kingdom
Earliest sample date 2020-09-03
Defining SNPs aa:orf1ab:T1001I
aa:orf1ab:A1708D
aa:orf1ab:I2230T
del:11288:9
del:21765:6
del:21991:3
aa:S:N501Y
aa:S:A570D
aa:S:P681H
aa:S:T716I
aa:S:S982A
aa:S:D1118H
aa:Orf8:Q27*
aa:Orf8:R52I
aa:Orf8:Y73C
aa:N:D3L
aa:N:S235F

Figure 1 | Cumulative sequence count over time B.1.1.7

Bars show the number of new sequences on GISAID over time, binned by epi-week. The line shows the cumulative number of sequences over time.


Figure 2 | Date of earliest_B.1.1.7 detected

Schematic map showing the date of the first sequence sample date in each country containing the lineage. Darker countries have earlier first sample dates.


Figure 3 | Map of B.1.1.7 sequence counts

Map showing the logged number of sequences of the variant in each country. Countries with more sequences are shown in darker colours.


Figure 4 | Sequence count per country B.1.1.7

The number of sequences of the lineage recorded in each country. The height of the bar is the logged number and the numbers above the bar are the raw counts.


Figure 5 | Frequency B.1.1.7 in sequences produced since first new variant reported per country

The overall frequency of the lineage, defined as the number of sequences assigned the lineage divided by the total number of sequences from that country in the time since the variant was first sequenced in that country.


Figure 6 | B.1.1.7 count per continent

Seven day rolling average of sequence counts per continent. Please note that recent declines may be due to delay in reporting rather than reflecting a change in the underlying virus population.


Figure 7 | Rolling average B.1.1.7 frequency per continent

Seven day rolling average of frequency of sequences of the lineage of interest. Frequency is calculated by dividing the number of sequences of the lineage of interest by the total sequences for each continent for each day.


Figure 9 | Air traffic by destination B.1.1.7

The number of ticketed origin-to-destination journeys from London airports to countries outside the United Kingdom during October 2020.

Colours indicate numbers of published genomes of B.1.1.7 deposited on GISAID. Grey bars indicate countries that have reported the presence of the variant but have not yet published B.1.1.7 sequences on GISAID. White bars indicate countries with no reports of B.1.1.7.

Flight data come from the International Air Transportation Association that capture anonymized, passenger-level flight itinerary data, comprising both commercial flights and scheduled charter flights. These data account for ~90% of global air travel volumes, with the remaining volumes modelled using market intelligence. We report data from destinations including >5,000 passengers.

Note that flight data reflects final-destination on a booked journey, we cannot account for instances where two separate tickets were purchased.



Table 2 | Reported B.1.1.7 imports | Country count: 114




Country Earliest report Date local transmission Local transmission Method of surveillance Source
United States of America 2020-12-27 2020-12-27 1 SGTF https://eu.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2020/12/29/colorado-reports-first-known-us-case-new-covid-strain-uk/4079697001/ | https://twitter.com/K_G_Andersen/status/1344825028370567169/photo/1
Denmark 2020-11-14 1 community_sequencing https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-55382212
Australia 2020-12-20 0 travellers https://www.dw.com/en/covid-19-more-countries-detect-mutated-uk-coronavirus-variant/a-56009203
United Kingdom 2020-09-20 2020-09-20 1 community_sequencing https://virological.org/t/preliminary-genomic-characterisation-of-an-emergent-sars-cov-2-lineage-in-the-uk-defined-by-a-novel-set-of-spike-mutations/563
Turkey 2021-01-01 2021-01-22 1 community_sequencing https://www.dailysabah.com/turkey/virus-variants-spread-to-23-provinces-in-turkey-amid-warnings/news; https://twitter.com/CoronaTurkey/status/1352612954454298624 | https://www.cnnturk.com/video/turkiye/son-dakika-haberi-bakan-koca-acikladi-15-kiside-mutasyonlu-virus-ingiltereden-girisler-tamamen-durduruldu-video
Belgium 2020-12-20 2021-01-12 1 https://www.brusselstimes.com/news/belgium-all-news/146288/netherlands-bans-flights-from-uk-over-new-covid-mutation-found-coronavirus-van-ranst-who/
Canada 2020-12-26 2020-12-26 1 https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/ontario-confirms-first-cases-covid19-uk-variant-1.5855361
Chile 2020-12-22 2021-01-13 1 travellers https://www.reuters.com/article/uk-health-coronavirus-britain-variants-f/chile-records-first-case-of-british-variant-of-coronavirus-health-ministry-idUSKBN2931CS & https://twitter.com/Tele13_Radio/status/1349452813760389123?s=20
China 2020-12-04 2021-01-19 1 community_sequencing https://www.bjnews.com.cn/detail/161113300215924.html | http://weekly.chinacdc.cn/en/article/doi/10.46234/ccdcw2020.270 | https://www.globaltimes.cn/page/202101/1211644.shtml
Finland 2020-12-28 0 travellers https://yle.fi/uutiset/osasto/news/new_uk_variant_covid_strain_detected_in_finland/11716211
France 2020-12-19 2021-01-06 1 https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/12/26/france-confirms-first-case-of-new-coronavirus-variant | https://cnnphilippines.com/news/2021/1/6/Hong-Kong-detects-UK-COVID-19-variant-from-Manila-outbound-passenger-.html
Germany 2020-11-27 2020-11-27 1 travellers https://www.ms.niedersachsen.de/startseite/service_kontakt/presseinformationen/variante-des-corona-virus-aus-grossbritannien-erstmals-in-niedersachsen-nachgewiesen-195841.html
Iceland 2020-12-21 0 travellers https://icelandmonitor.mbl.is/news/news/2020/12/30/eleven_recent_cases_of_british_variant_of_coronavir/
India 2020-12-18 0 travellers https://www.republicworld.com/india-news/general-news/maharashtra-8-patients-detected-with-uk-variant-of-covid-19-5-from-mumbai.html
Ireland 2020-12-25 2020-12-29 1 travellers https://www.independent.ie/world-news/coronavirus/new-uk-variant-of-covid-19-confirmed-in-ireland-while-1025-new-cases-and-two-further-deaths-confirmed-39900087.html | https://www.thejournal.ie/uk-strain-coronavirus-b117-ireland-third-wave-5314440-Jan2021/
Israel 2020-12-23 2021-01-01 1 https://www.timesofisrael.com/health-officials-fear-mutant-strain-spreading-as-they-examine-dozens-of-tests/ | https://menafn.com/1101373506/Mutant-COVID-19-variant-affects-18-more-people-in-Israel&source=30
Italy 2020-12-20 2020-12-23 1 https://news.sky.com/story/covid-19-new-strain-found-in-denmark-netherlands-and-australia-says-who-12169262 | https://www.aa.com.tr/en/europe/italy-detects-new-case-of-coronavirus-variant/2086553
Japan 2020-12-25 2021-01-19 1 community_sequencing https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2021/01/19/national/japan-uk-coronavirus-variant/ | https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/dec/25/japan-reports-cases-coronavirus-variant-spreading-across-uk
Jordan 2020-12-27 0 travellers https://medicalxpress.com/news/2020-12-jordan-coronavirus-variant-cases-minister.html
Lebanon 2020-12-21 0 travellers https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/12/26/france-confirms-first-case-of-new-coronavirus-variant
Malta 2020-12-19 0 travellers https://timesofmalta.com/articles/view/uk-covid-19-variant-detected-in-malta.841925
Netherlands 2020-12-20 2020-12-28 1 https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-55382212 | https://www.rivm.nl/en/news/spread-of-uk-coronavirus-variant-in-netherlands
Norway 2020-12-27 2021-01-23 1 community_sequencing https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidnikel/2021/01/23/oslo-shuts-down-as-coronavirus-mutation-strikes-norway/?sh=921026f1faee; https://news.sky.com/story/covid-19-france-discovers-its-first-case-of-the-new-coronavirus-variant-after-frenchman-travelled-from-london-12172620
Pakistan 2020-12-29 0 travellers https://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/first-confirmed-case-of-new-covid-19-strain-detected-in-pakistan/story-TFLSMYU6WRJ8yToNQfIeyJ.html
Portugal 2020-12-27 2020-12-28 1 travellers https://www.sapo.pt/noticias/atualidade/covid-19-nova-estirpe-e-recente-em-portugal-e_5ff221926def8e5d02b29e94;https://www.portugalresident.com/madeira-registers-first-18-cases-of-new-covid-variant-one-from-lisbon-area/
Singapore 2020-12-23 0 travellers https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/singapore-confirms-1-imported-patient-with-potentially-more-contagious-covid-19-strain
South Korea 2020-12-22 0 travellers https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9091763/S-Korea-accelerate-virus-vaccine-efforts-U-K-variant-detected.html
Spain 2020-12-26 2021-01-08 1 https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/dec/26/spain-and-sweden-report-cases-of-uk-covid-variant
Sweden 2020-12-20 2021-01-19 1 community_sequencing https://www.folkhalsomyndigheten.se/smittskydd-beredskap/utbrott/aktuella-utbrott/nya-varianter-av-sars-cov-2/; https://www.svt.se/nyheter/lokalt/sormland/fall-av-den-brittiska-virusvarianten-upptack-i-sormland
Taiwan 2020-12-30 0 travellers https://www.scmp.com/news/china/science/article/3115884/taiwan-reports-its-first-case-mutant-covid-19-strain-found
United Arab Emirates 2020-12-29 0 travellers https://www.khaleejtimes.com/coronavirus-pandemic/new-covid-strain-in-uae-all-we-know-so-far
Switzerland 2020-12-24 2021-01-05 1 https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/fr/home/das-bag/aktuell/medienmitteilungen.msg-id-81829.html | https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/more-variant-covid-19-carriers-detected-in-switzerland/46262070
Brazil 2020-12-21 2021-01-18 1 SGTF https://www.dropbox.com/s/y99g4uw6s7za01c/CADDE%20genomic%20report%2031%20Dec%202020.pdf?dl=0
Vietnam 2020-12-24 0 travellers https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2021/01/02/vietnam-reports-first-case-new-coronavirus-variant-woman-returning/
Luxembourg 2020-12-29 0 travellers https://covid19.public.lu/fr/actualite-covid-19/communiques/2021/01/02-covid-variante.html
New Zealand 2020-12-25 2021-02-15 1 travellers https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/433973/covid-19-update-19-new-imported-cases-in-past-three-days
Hong Kong 2020-12-23 0 travellers https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-hongkong/uk-coronavirus-variant-likely-found-in-hong-kong-as-city-secures-vaccine-supplies-idUKKBN28X1E1
Cyprus 2020-12-20 0 travellers https://cyprus-mail.com/2021/01/03/coronavirus-new-fast-spreading-british-strain-found-in-cyprus/
Thailand 2021-01-03 0 travellers https://www.thestar.com.my/aseanplus/aseanplus-news/2021/01/03/thailand-finds-new-strain-of-covid-19-from-uk-in-four-britons
Greece 2021-01-03 0 travellers https://www.keeptalkinggreece.com/2021/01/03/covid19-mutated-strain-greece-travelers-uk/#.X_IT0OugNCg.twitter
Jamaica 2020-12-21 0 travellers https://www.thestkittsnevisobserver.com/new-corona-strain-arrives-in-jamaica-on-last-uk-flight/
Austria 2021-01-04 2021-01-18 1 community_sequencing https://www.sn.at/panorama/wissen/live-corona-mutationen-sind-in-oesterreich-angekommen-97891537 | https://www.ots.at/presseaussendung/OTS_20210118_OTS0147/anschober-ergebnisse-der-vollsequenzierungen-bestaetigen-b117-verdacht-bei-grossteil-der-geprueften-faelle
Iran 2021-01-05 0 travellers https://www.jpost.com/breaking-news/iran-finds-first-case-of-new-virus-variant-in-traveler-from-uk-654329
Philippines 2020-12-22 https://cnnphilippines.com/news/2021/1/6/Hong-Kong-detects-UK-COVID-19-variant-from-Manila-outbound-passenger-.html
Oman 2021-01-05 0 travellers https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-oman-idUSKBN29A1G9
Romania 2021-01-08 2021-01-08 1 community_sequencing https://www.barrons.com/news/romania-confirms-first-case-of-new-uk-virus-strain-01610126705?tesla=y
Slovakia 2021-01-05 2021-01-05 1 community_sequencing https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22567045/new-strain-of-coronavirus-from-the-uk-confirmed-in-slovakia.html
Russia 2021-01-10 0 travellers https://www.rferl.org/a/russia-confirms-first-case-of-new-coronavirus-strain/31041057.html
Mexico 2020-12-29 0 travellers https://www.vallartadaily.com/new-coronavirus-strain-first-seen-in-britain-confirmed-in-mexico/
Ecuador 2021-01-06 0 travellers https://www.aa.com.tr/en/americas/ecuador-records-first-case-of-new-coronavirus-variant/2106621
Sri Lanka 2021-01-02 https://www.newsfirst.lk/2021/02/12/uk-covid-strain-found-in-sri-lanka-dr-chandima-jeewandara/
Malaysia 2020-12-28 0 travellers https://www.malaymail.com/news/malaysia/2021/01/11/uk-variant-of-covid-19-has-reached-malaysia-dr-noor-hisham-confirms/1939483
Czech Republic 2021-01-01 GISAIDTravellerToGermanyEPI_ISL_824943
Hungary 2021-01-07 2021-01-07 1 community_sequencing GISAID
Argentina 2021-01-15 2021-02-15 1 community_sequencing https://twitter.com/ProyectoPAIS4/status/1360588381525323778;https://t.co/kSxRa78t6z?amp=1
Ghana 2021-01-18 0 travellers https://twitter.com/gordon_awandare/status/1351235484085846019
Peru 2020-12-31 2020-12-31 1 community_sequencing https://www.reuters.com/article/health-coronavirus-peru/peru-confirms-case-of-british-variant-of-coronavirus-idUSL1N2JJ26C
Morocco 2021-01-18 0 travellers https://www.dailysabah.com/world/mid-east/morocco-detects-1st-case-of-uk-coronavirus-variant-bans-flights
Poland 2021-01-20 2021-01-20 1 community_sequencing https://twitter.com/genXone_SA/status/1351990700259368965
Trinidad and Tobago 2021-01-21 0 travellers https://twitter.com/CVFCarrington/status/1352569760278523906/photo/1
Latvia 2021-01-12 0 travellers https://bnn-news.com/four-more-cases-of-british-covid-19-variation-found-in-latvia-220958
United Arab Emirates 2020-11-16 0 travellers https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-emirates/uae-reports-limited-number-of-cases-of-new-coronavirus-variant-idUKKBN2931RJ?edition-redirect=uk
Bulgaria 2021-01-23 2021-02-03 1 community_sequencing https://sofiaglobe.com/2021/02/03/bulgarias-health-minister-cases-of-suspected-uk-variant-of-covid-19-rising/; https://sofiaglobe.com/2021/01/23/professor-8-cases-of-uk-variant-of-covid-19-found-in-bulgaria/; https://www.thestar.com.my/news/world/2021/01/23/bulgaria-confirms-first-cases-of-new-coronavirus-variant
Nigeria 2020-12-29 2020-12-29 1 community_sequencing https://twitter.com/acegid/status/1354013208990912512
Gambia 2021-01-14 0 travellers https://www.reuters.com/article/uk-health-coronavirus-gambia-idUSKBN29K0OF
Mayotte 2021-01-09 2021-01-09 1 community_sequencing GISAID
Saint Lucia 2020-12-17 2020-12-17 1 community_sequencing http://www.loopslu.com/content/multiple-cases-uk-covid-variant-confirmed-st-lucia
South Africa 2021-01-28 2021-02-03 1 community_sequencing https://twitter.com/Tuliodna/status/1354737669914423298?s=20
Senegal 2021-01-28 0 community_sequencing https://www.reuters.com/article/health-coronavirus-senegal/update-2-senegal-confirms-presence-of-uk-coronavirus-variant-idUSL1N2K30W7
Kuwait 2021-01-19 0 travellers https://www.reuters.com/article/health-coronavirus-kuwait/kuwait-registers-first-cases-of-new-virus-variant-idUSL1N2JU1CP
Georgia 2021-01-04 0 travellers http://www.businessworld.in/article/Georgia-confirms-first-case-of-UK-linked-coronavirus-strain/04-01-2021-361501/
Slovenia 2021-01-25 2021-01-25 1 SGTF https://www.gov.si/en/news/2021-01-27-according-to-the-first-analyses-the-uk-coronavirus-variant-has-not-spread-widely-in-slovenia/
Bangladesh 2021-12-31 community_sequencing GISAID
Barbados 2021-01-26 2021-01-26 1 community_sequencing https://gisbarbados.gov.bb/blog/carpha-confirms-uk-covid-19-variant-in-barbados/#:~:text=The%20Caribbean%20Public%20Health%20Agency%20(CARPHA)%20has%20confirmed
Cayman Islands 2021-01-26 0 travellers https://caymannewsservice.com/2021/01/uk-covid-variant-confirmed-in-travellers/#:~:text=(CNS):%20A%20selection%20of%20COVID-19%20positive%20samples%20were
Croatia 2021-01-20 2021-01-20 1 community_sequencing https://www.telegram.hr/politika-kriminal/potvrdena-prva-tri-slucaja-britanskog-soja-koronavirusa-u-hrvatskoj/
Uruguay 2020-12-20 0 travellers https://www.republica.com.uy/hallaron-la-variante-britanica-del-virus-sars-cov-2-en-uruguay-id810761/
Dominican Republic 2021-01-15 0 travellers https://dominicantoday.com/dr/local/2021/01/15/new-covid-19-strain-confirmed-to-arrive-in-dominican-republic-from-london/
Saudi Arabia 2021-01-12 0 community_sequencing https://www.who.int/publications/m/item/weekly-epidemiological-update---12-january-2021
Uzbekistan 2021-02-09 community_sequencing https://www.who.int/publications/m/item/weekly-epidemiological-update---09-february-2021
Cambodia 2021-02-09 1 community_sequencing https://www.who.int/publications/m/item/weekly-epidemiological-update---09-january-2021
Lithuania 2021-02-09 1 community_sequencing https://www.who.int/publications/m/item/weekly-epidemiological-update---09-january-2021
Iraq 2021-02-15 2021-02-15 1 community_sequencing https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20210215-iraq-detects-new-uk-based-strain-reimposes-partial-lockdown
Bosnia and Herzegovina 2021-02-09 0 community_sequencng http://www.sarajevotimes.com/new-variant-of-coronavirus-discovered-in-bosnia-and-herzegovina-as-well/
Nepal 2021-02-16 community_sequencing https://www.who.int/publications/m/item/weekly-epidemiological-update---16-february-2021
Bhutan 2021-02-16 community_sequencing https://www.who.int/publications/m/item/weekly-epidemiological-update---16-february-2021
Estonia 2021-02-16 community_sequencing https://www.who.int/publications/m/item/weekly-epidemiological-update---16-february-2021
Aruba 2021-02-16 community_sequencing https://www.who.int/publications/m/item/weekly-epidemiological-update---16-february-2021
Kosovo 2021-02-16 community_sequencing https://www.who.int/publications/m/item/weekly-epidemiological-update---16-february-2021
Guadeloupe 2021-02-16 community_sequencing https://www.who.int/publications/m/item/weekly-epidemiological-update---16-february-2021
Liechtenstein 2021-02-16 community_sequencing https://www.who.int/publications/m/item/weekly-epidemiological-update---16-february-2021
North Macedonia 2021-02-16 community_sequencing https://www.who.int/publications/m/item/weekly-epidemiological-update---16-february-2021
Serbia 2021-02-16 community_sequencing https://www.who.int/publications/m/item/weekly-epidemiological-update---16-february-2021
Algeria 2021-02-25 community_sequencing https://nationalpost.com/pmn/health-pmn/algeria-detects-first-two-cases-of-uk-coronavirus-variant
Angola 2021-03-23 community_sequencing https://www.who.int/publications/m/item/weekly-epidemiological-update---23-march-2021
Azerbaijan 2021-03-23 community_sequencing https://www.who.int/publications/m/item/weekly-epidemiological-update---23-march-2021
Bahrain 2021-03-23 community_sequencing https://www.who.int/publications/m/item/weekly-epidemiological-update---23-march-2021
Belarus 2021-03-23 community_sequencing https://www.who.int/publications/m/item/weekly-epidemiological-update---23-march-2021
Belize 2021-03-23 community_sequencing https://www.who.int/publications/m/item/weekly-epidemiological-update---23-march-2021
Brunei 2021-03-23 community_sequencing https://www.who.int/publications/m/item/weekly-epidemiological-update---23-march-2021
Costa Rica 2021-03-23 community_sequencing https://www.who.int/publications/m/item/weekly-epidemiological-update---23-march-2021
Curaçao 2021-03-23 community_sequencing https://www.who.int/publications/m/item/weekly-epidemiological-update---23-march-2021
Democratic Republic of the Congo 2021-03-23 community_sequencing https://www.who.int/publications/m/item/weekly-epidemiological-update---23-march-2021
Indonesia 2021-03-23 community_sequencing https://www.who.int/publications/m/item/weekly-epidemiological-update---23-march-2021
Libya 2021-03-23 community_sequencing https://www.who.int/publications/m/item/weekly-epidemiological-update---23-march-2021
Mauritania 2021-03-23 community_sequencing https://www.who.int/publications/m/item/weekly-epidemiological-update---23-march-2021
New Caledonia 2021-03-23 community_sequencing https://www.who.int/publications/m/item/weekly-epidemiological-update---23-march-2021
Puerto Rico 2021-03-23 community_sequencing https://www.who.int/publications/m/item/weekly-epidemiological-update---23-march-2021
Reunion 2021-03-23 community_sequencing https://www.who.int/publications/m/item/weekly-epidemiological-update---23-march-2021
Rwanda 2021-03-23 1 community_sequencing GISAID
Saint Barthélemy 2021-03-23 community_sequencing https://www.who.int/publications/m/item/weekly-epidemiological-update---23-march-2021
Saint Martin 2021-03-23 community_sequencing https://www.who.int/publications/m/item/weekly-epidemiological-update---23-march-2021
Tunisia 2021-03-23 community_sequencing https://www.who.int/publications/m/item/weekly-epidemiological-update---23-march-2021
Ukraine 2021-03-23 community_sequencing https://www.who.int/publications/m/item/weekly-epidemiological-update---23-march-2021

Table 3 | Raw data for figures




Country Earliest sequence Number of variant sequences Total sequences since first variant sequence
United Kingdom 2020-09-20 261256 2521128
Germany 2020-11-30 103696 595160
Canada 2020-11-06 35576 289195
United States Of America 2020-10-25 228610 2902259
Netherlands 2020-11-29 29959 112333
Sweden 2020-10-08 67156 182900
France 2020-09-03 30508 260793
Puerto Rico 2021-01-22 930 8200
Gibraltar 2020-12-15 210 2337
Albania 2020-12-10 27 54
Czech Republic 2020-12-16 4619 39523
Denmark 2020-11-09 62978 486288
Finland 2020-12-18 6706 30473
Slovakia 2020-11-30 4524 34707
Belgium 2020-11-30 20884 106040
Italy 2020-10-09 25393 106612
Ireland 2020-10-28 14721 59807
Croatia 2021-01-20 4125 30494
Aruba 2021-01-20 552 3168
Curaçao 2021-01-23 316 1533
Israel 2020-12-16 7186 55216
India 2020-10-27 3940 132863
Guinea 2021-01-26 36 302
Greece 2020-12-11 5392 15286
Spain 2020-11-08 23721 113076
Lithuania 2021-02-02 9966 36351
Nigeria 2020-12-21 236 3661
Latvia 2021-01-12 4409 12387
Mexico 2020-12-31 1767 54989
Angola 2021-01-15 130 719
Mali 2021-07-31 1 10
Bulgaria 2020-12-13 3070 15607
Japan 2020-12-01 51129 243238
Norway 2020-12-09 14269 59946
Slovenia 2020-11-02 8356 62308
Thailand 2020-12-21 2039 18545
Ecuador 2021-01-05 235 4222
Mongolia 2021-03-08 454 978
Kazakhstan 2021-03-02 179 373
Poland 2020-12-22 15473 79589
Switzerland 2020-11-09 21086 125252
Republic Of Serbia 2020-12-13 120 464
Cambodia 2021-02-03 811 3018
Hong Kong 2020-12-06 68 4977
Austria 2020-11-23 3145 19657
Jamaica 2020-12-21 201 1231
Bangladesh 2020-12-31 97 4710
Brazil 2020-12-21 1240 127432
Trinidad And Tobago 2021-03-23 5 1032
Philippines 2020-12-10 2576 12624
Australia 2020-11-30 553 71237
Qatar 2020-12-27 207 2868
Chile 2020-12-22 207 22075
Morocco 2021-01-08 107 496
Barbados 2020-12-31 14 29
Romania 2020-10-11 1801 13711
Turkey 2020-12-24 2114 89465
Vietnam 2021-01-30 10 4009
Taiwan 2020-12-26 75 171
Malaysia 2020-12-28 33 15208
Ukraine 2021-02-18 115 550
Argentina 2020-12-21 374 11779
Estonia 2020-12-25 3165 10862
Gambia 2021-01-06 48 448
Bosnia And Herzegovina 2020-12-25 77 1311
South Korea 2020-12-14 862 33014
Lebanon 2020-12-29 683 970
South Africa 2021-01-05 247 26444
Pakistan 2020-12-25 385 1933
Malta 2021-03-25 113 707
Palestine 2021-02-05 27 35
North Macedonia 2021-01-04 298 627
United Arab Emirates 2020-10-01 375 984
Guadeloupe 2021-01-22 120 786
Kenya 2020-12-20 945 5152
Afghanistan 2021-03-21 51 74
Algeria 2021-02-17 25 164
Senegal 2020-09-22 164 1562
Indonesia 2021-01-05 82 22042
Niger 2021-01-09 3 61
Colombia 2021-03-05 104 9936
Russia 2020-12-25 400 10438
Iran 2021-01-08 129 932
Guam 2021-02-21 105 681
Luxembourg 2020-12-24 4608 27066
Rwanda 2021-01-11 8 467
New Zealand 2020-12-16 144 9601
Belize 2021-01-29 27 578
Ghana 2020-10-30 399 2471
Costa Rica 2021-02-22 171 3640
Saudi Arabia 2021-04-06 15 101
Jordan 2020-12-20 138 798
Liechtenstein 2021-01-21 14 674
Georgia 2020-11-14 114 1637
Singapore 2020-12-08 190 15004
Kuwait 2020-12-31 29 237
Iceland 2020-12-02 578 4766
Sri Lanka 2021-01-02 410 2677
Reunion 2021-01-18 165 10895
Oman 2020-12-22 133 351
China 2021-01-17 22 607
Paraguay 2021-02-28 7 803
Tunisia 2021-01-27 121 845
Cameroon 2021-01-26 16 493
Bahrain 2021-02-14 57 2080
Iraq 2020-12-27 114 786
Madagascar 2021-03-15 26 268
The Bahamas 2021-03-18 75 226
Dominican Republic 2020-12-27 20 1052
Egypt 2021-03-01 31 672
Ivory Coast 2020-12-07 112 589
Portugal 2020-11-09 4780 31183
Cayman Islands 2020-12-15 30 90
Saint Lucia 2020-12-17 32 47
Peru 2020-12-31 24 18489
South Sudan 2021-03-02 2 148
Gabon 2020-12-28 153 508
Kosovo 2021-01-05 26 1228
Guatemala 2021-03-11 18 1423
Panama 2021-03-25 186 2926
El Salvador 2021-04-29 5 443
Djibouti 2021-02-12 75 579
Somalia 2021-02-28 6 10
Malawi 2020-11-25 5 833
Uganda 2021-03-25 17 452
Fiji 2020-12-28 4 475
Zambia 2020-12-01 6 760
Ethiopia 2021-01-23 27 515
Hungary 2021-01-06 30 182
Sudan 2021-03-04 1 55
Eswatini 2021-06-02 6 368
Guyana 2021-03-31 1 123
Republic Of Congo 2021-02-25 28 310
Mozambique 2021-04-21 2 551
Cyprus 2020-12-22 20 161
Togo 2021-01-12 34 613
Venezuela 2021-03-18 11 395
Democratic Republic Of The Congo 2021-01-28 5 327
Montenegro 2021-01-17 54 713
Suriname 2021-02-18 46 820
Myanmar 2021-05-28 2 70
Central African Republic 2021-01-20 10 63
Benin 2021-01-30 67 687
Honduras 2021-04-23 1 183
Nicaragua 2021-05-01 3 327
Belarus 2021-02-23 14 302
Mayotte 2021-01-13 2 794
Burundi 2021-05-27 1 63
Moldova 2021-01-27 32 488
Uzbekistan 2021-06-25 4 56
Mauritania 2021-02-18 5 51
Kyrgyzstan 2021-04-03 7 93
Haiti 2021-05-19 1 106
Andorra 2021-06-07 7 110
Armenia 2021-03-18 12 56
Liberia 2021-04-04 4 84
Libya 2021-02-17 3 37
Nepal 2021-04-14 2 1390
Azerbaijan 2021-02-01 3 17
Burkina Faso 2021-01-16 1 56
Faroe Islands 2021-03-08 1 1

Data source and processing

The data on this page is recent as of 2022-05-19, 11:47 GMT. All SARS-CoV-2 sequences were downloaded from GISAID and genomes were de-duplicated based on GISAID sequence name – note that the publically available metadata may not fully allow us to de-duplicate by patient. Full data processing pipeline found here. The sequences were then assigned lineages with pangolin 3.1.20, pangoLEARN version 2022-02-02.

Pangolin assigns B.1.1.7 to sequences with at least 5 of the 17 defining B.1.1.7 SNPs – defined here.

Caveat: Most locations outside the original focus have not reported sustained transmission and many cases have known travel links to the focal location. Increasing numbers of international cases is currently likely due to increased surveillance and vigilance.

Acknowledgements

Created by: Áine O'Toole and Verity Hill, Rambaut Group, University of Edinburgh. Flight volume data from Kamran Khan, Isaac Bogoch, Alexander Watts, Oliver Pybus, Moritz Kraemer. Sequences sourced from GISAID, full acknowledgements table here.

We have a publication in Wellcome Open Research here describing this web tracker.