On April 9, a research team from Cambridge University and Germany published a study that has reconstructed the early “evolutionary paths” of COVID-19. The team has identified three different strains of COVID-19. Forster and his team tracked the origin of the epidemic by analyzing 160 genomes from patients and found that the virus strain in Wuhan mutated from an earlier version. Read: Phylogenetic network analysis of SARS-CoV-2 genomes
Peter Forster; No evidence that COVID-19 originated from Wuhan
Although it would be a misinterpretation of the research to suggest that the new coronavirus originated outside of China. Then the study suggests; that the new coronavirus type A is the root cause of the virus outbreak and that type A is found in the US and Australia. The virus found in Wuhan belongs to the type B derived from the type A mutation.