Local Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 Lineage B.1.1.7, Brazil, December 2020.
Claro IM., da Silva Sales FC., Ramundo MS., Candido DS., Silva CAM., de Jesus JG., Manuli ER., de Oliveira CM., Scarpelli L., Campana G., Pybus OG., Sabino EC., Faria NR., Levi JE.
In December 2020, research surveillance detected the B.1.1.7 lineage of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 in São Paulo, Brazil. Rapid genomic sequencing and phylogenetic analysis revealed 2 distinct introductions of the lineage. One patient reported no international travel. There may be more infections with this lineage in Brazil than reported.