The latest news, blogs, reports, explainers and commentaries of the COG-UK consortium



12 Jun 2020

Report 8: 11th June 2020 – COVID-19 Genomics UK (COG-UK) Consortium

The scale of the data generated by COG-UK continues to increase weekly, with more that 25K SARSCoV-2 genomes now sequenced, corresponding to ~55% of the global total.


12 Jun 2020

The COVID-19 genome

Information from the genome sequences will help track the spread of the coronavirus in the UK and support public health planning and clinical decision making


10 Jun 2020

COG-UK preliminary analysis reveals the frequency and source of virus introductions into the UK

The latest analysis of the COVID-19 epidemic in the UK combines large-scale data and genomic sequencing to provide a detailed picture of the number and sources of SARS-CoV-2 introductions into...


29 May 2020

Report 7: 28th May 2020 – COVID-19 Genomics UK (COG-UK) Consortium

With 17 sequencing centres now active, COG-UK has passed a significant milestone by sequencing and analysing more than 20K SARS-CoV-2 genomes to date, corresponding to 56% of the global total...


22 May 2020

Analysis of COVID-19 Genomes reveals large numbers of introductions to the UK in March

The latest COG-UK data reports show large numbers of independent introductions of the virus into the UK . However, recent data suggest new UK COVID-19 cases are arising from local...


15 May 2020

Report 6: 14th May 2020 – COVID-19 Genomics UK (COG-UK) Consortium

All 15 COG-UK sites are now active and have sequenced and analysed 16,670 SARS-CoV genomes to date. Sequencing capacity now outstrips the availability of samples in some areas owing to...


8 May 2020

Commentary: COG-UK Report 5, 7th May 2020

The findings highlight the importance of ongoing, larger studies, with additional metadata. Such studies will be vital to study transmission in care settings and inform control strategies


8 May 2020

Report 5: 7th May 2020 – COVID-19 Genomics UK (COG-UK) Consortium

A further 4 sequencing centres have joined COG-UK. bringing the total to 14 including the Wellcome Sanger Institute (WSI). The number of SARS-CoV-2 genomes sequenced and analysed to date is...