Wastewater monitoring detects elevated levels of COVID-19 in Wood County

Community wastewater monitoring data from Bowling Green shows an elevation in indicators for SARSCoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 and is consistent with the local increase of cases, according to the Wood County Health Department.

In a new effort to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, a network across Ohio is studying samples of wastewater to look for the presence of fragments from the virus that causes the disease.

An upward trend of viral gene copies has been detected in the Bowling Green water pollution control facility sewershed, which serves the Bowling Green and Portage communities.

 

 

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