VDH to test sewage to predict COVID-19 outbreaks

Monitoring sewage will be used along with other programs that monitor infections across Virginia.
Monitoring sewage will be used along with other programs that monitor infections across Virginia.
Published: Nov. 29, 2021 at 5:53 AM EST
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RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - The Virginia Department of Health will be predicting future outbreaks of COVID-19 by monitoring sewage in various parts of the state.

Testing sewage can help officials gauge COVID-19 infections in a community due to sick people shedding the virus in bodily waste.

Monitoring sewage will be used along with other programs that monitor infections across Virginia.

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