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



7 Oct 2020

Spread of COVID-19 mapped in hospitals to ‘break the chain’ of transmission

A first-of-its kind clinical trial, led by scientists at UCL, will evaluate the use of ‘real time’ viral genomic data to reduce the spread of COVID-19 within hospitals.


9 Sep 2020

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

Rapid genome sequencing coupled with integration of epidemiological data has enabled the identification of transmission points and informed intervention measures during outbreaks among highly vulnerable patients in renal dialysis units...


12 Aug 2020

Report 10: 11th August 2020 – COVID-19 Genomics UK (COG-UK) Consortium

In just 5 months, COG-UK has sequenced and analysed more than 40K SARS-CoV genomes. Genomic analyses have demonstrated that cases of shock and multisystem inflammation in children positive for SARS-CoV-2...


3 Jul 2020

COG-UK report 9 – 25th June 2020

The COVID-19 Genomics UK (COG-UK) Consortium has now sequenced more than 32,000 SARS-CoV-2 virus genomes from the UK. In the 9th report from the Consortium, dated 25th June, 29,593 of...


29 Jun 2020

Supplementary Report: 28th June 2020 – Report on use of SARS-CoV-2 genomics to understand transmission

This paper supplements 9 reports submitted to SAGE in the last 3 months, which are available on the COG-UK website


26 Jun 2020

Report 9: 25th June 2020 – Report COVID-19 Genomics UK (COG-UK) Consortium

COG-UK has sequenced more than 29K SARS-CoV-2 genomes during the past 15 weeks and the UK remains by far the single biggest producer of genome data having contributed ~53% of...


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