Lineage B.1.526

Table 1 | Summary of lineage & sub-lineages



Lineage Most common countries Earliest date Number designated Number assigned Travel History Description
B.1.526 United States of America 99.0%, Aruba 0.0%, Colombia 0.0%, Germany 0.0%, Ecuador 0.0% 2020-11-23 215 15574 A lineage predominantly circulating in New York but with a few exports to other countries. Characterised by spike mutations T95I and D253G, plus others. The most frequent spike mutation pattern is L5F T95I D253G E484K D614G A701V, with a smaller fraction having S477N instead of E484K. Spike mutation E484K is present in about half of this lineage (as of 2021-02-10) - Very possible not all new additions carry T95I and D253G (someone should check this, e.g. for USA/NY-Wadsworth-21008455-01/2021 and Aruba/AW-RIVM-11403/2021)
B.1.526.1 United States of America 99.0%, United Kingdom 0.0%, Aruba 0.0%, Netherlands 0.0%, Switzerland 0.0% 2020-09-07 43 5997 New York. Sublineage of B.1.526 (with spike mutations T95I and D253G) that appears to have several more unique mutations.
B.1.526.2 United States of America 100.0%, Denmark 0.0%, Ecuador 0.0%, Japan 0.0%, Spain 0.0% 2020-12-08 85 7891 New York. Sublineage of B.1.526 (with spike mutations T95I and D253G) that appears to have several more unique mutations.
B.1.526.3 United States of America 97.0%, Ecuador 1.0%, Luxembourg 1.0%, Belgium 1.0%, Spain 0.0% 2021-01-18 10 725 Belgium and Luxembourg lineage