Large SARS-CoV-2 outbreak caused by asymptomatic traveler, China

An asymptomatic person infected with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 returned to Heilongjiang Province, China, after international travel. The traveler's neighbor became infected and generated a cluster of ≥71 cases, including cases in 2 hospitals. Genome sequences of the virus were distinct from viral genomes previously circulating in China. © 2020 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). All rights reserved.

Profiling of initial available SARS-CoV-2 sequences from iranian related COVID-19 patients

The etiologic agent SARS-CoV-2 has caused the outbreak of COVID-19 which is spread widely around the world. It is vital to uncover and investigate the full genome sequence of SARS-CoV-2 throughout the world to track changes in this virus. To this purpose, SARS-CoV-2 full genome sequence profiling of 20 patients in Iran and different countries that already had a travel history to Iran or contacts with Iranian cases were provided from the GISAID database.

Covid-19 and inter-provincial migration in China

Covid-19 pandemic started in Wuhan in December 2019 and then spread to the rest of China and the world. This paper examines the relationship between inter-provincial migration and the diffusion of covid-19 outbreak in Mainland China from 26 January to 6 March 2020. Statistical analysis shows that the migrants who moved into Hubei in 2010–2015 are a good indicator of the population flow from Hubei to other provinces that caused the spread of covid-19 in early 2020. Many migrants traveled back to hometown before the traffic ban of Wuhan city for the spring holiday.

Genomics of Indian SARS-CoV-2: Implications in genetic diversity, possible origin and spread of virus

World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 as a pandemic disease on 11 March 2020. Compari-son of genome sequences from diverse locations allows us to identify the genetic diversity among viruses which would help in ascertaining viral virulence, dis-ease pathogenicity, origin and spread of the SARS-CoV-2 between countries. The aim of this study is to determine the genetic diversity among Indian SARS-CoV-2 isolates.

COVID-19 outbreak in Jordan: Epidemiological features, clinical characteristics, and laboratory findings

Background: In March 2020, an outbreak of coronavirus 19 (COVID-19) was detected in the North of Jordan. This retrospective study is the first from Jordan to report the epidemiologic, clinical, laboratory, and radiologic characteristics of COVID-19 infected patients. Methods: All patients with laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 infection by RT-PCR in the North of Jordan admitted between March 15 and April 2, 2020 were included. The clinical features, radiological, and laboratory findings were reviewed.

Genomic surveillance reveals multiple introductions of SARS-CoV-2 into Northern California

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has spread globally, with >365,000 cases in California as of 17 July 2020. We investigated the genomic epidemiology of SARS-CoV-2 in Northern California from late January to mid-March 2020, using samples from 36 patients spanning nine counties and the Grand Princess cruise ship.

SARS-CoV-2 Genome Analysis of Japanese Travelers in Nile River Cruise

Japan has reported 26 cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) linked to cruise tours on the River Nile in Egypt between March 5 and 15, 2020. Here, we characterized the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) genome of isolates from 10 travelers who returned from Egypt and from patients possibly associated with these travelers. We performed haplotype network analysis of SARS-CoV-2 isolates using genome-wide single-nucleotide variations.

Phyloevolutionary analysis of SARS-CoV-2 in Nigeria

Phyloepidemiological approaches have provided specific insight into understanding the emergence and evolution of infection. Knowledge on the outbreak and spread of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in Nigeria would assist in provision of preventive measures to reduce transmission among populations at risk. This study aimed to investigate the evolution of SARS-CoV-2 in Nigeria. A total of 39 complete genomes of SARS-CoV-2 were retrieved from the GISAID EpiFlu™ database on 29 March 2020 to investigate its evolution in Nigeria.

Reports of coding-complete genome sequences of five 2019 novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) strains isolated in Bangladesh

This study determined five coding-complete genome sequences of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) strains isolated from oropharyngeal swab specimens of Bangladeshi patients who were diagnosed with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and had no travel history. © 2020 Khan et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license.