COVID-19 Genomic Surveillance

This website shows how SARS-CoV-2 lineages have changed in frequency over time across England.

The online tool is a collaboration between the Wellcome Sanger Institute, the European Bioinformatics Institute, Public Health England, and the COVID-19 Genomics UK (COG-UK) Consortium.


COVID-19 Surveillance Tool

The model underlying these data is updated from lineage-specific growth of SARS-CoV-2 B.1.1.7 during the English national lockdown. The sequence data come from Sanger’s COVID–19 Genomic Surveillance Initiative. Lineages are assigned using the pangolin tool.

This work is funded by The Department for Health and Social Care Testing Innovation Fund and Wellcome.

Sanger Institute Contributors

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Dr Matthew Forbes

Principal Bioinformatician

Previous contributors

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Dr Jeffrey Barrett

Former Director of the COVID-19 Genomics Initiative at the Wellcome Sanger Institute

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Richard Goater

Senior Software Developer

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Dr Theo Sanderson

Postdoctoral Fellow