Documenting elimination of co-circulating COVID-19 clusters using genomics in New South Wales, Australia

BMC Res Notes. 2021 Nov 17;14(1):415. doi: 10.1186/s13104-021-05827-x.


Objective: To adapt 'fishplots' to describe real-time evolution of SARS-CoV-2 genomic clusters.

Results: This novel analysis adapted the fishplot to depict the size and duration of circulating genomic clusters over time in New South Wales, Australia. It illuminated the effectiveness of interventions on the emergence, spread and eventual elimination of clusters and distilled genomic data into clear information to inform public health action.

Keywords: Australia; Bioinformatics; Genomic epidemiology; SARS-CoV-2; Whole genome sequencing.

MeSH terms

  • Australia
  • COVID-19*
  • Genomics
  • Humans
  • New South Wales
  • SARS-CoV-2