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Monitoring of Saskatchewan municipalities’ wastewater helps forecast COVID movements

High levels present in sampled wastewater


February 24, 2022
By Ground Water Canada

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Saskatoon – Coronavirus monitoring of the city’s wastewater is showing levels at their highest point over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic. Monitoring is also being done in North Battleford and Prince Albert by the University of Saskatchewan’s Global Institute for Water Security. Close to a 100 per cent week-over-week increase in viral load has been found in Saskatoon’s wastewater. The sampling of wastewater can help forecast an increase or decrease in positive cases a week to 10 days after they’ve been collected. CBC News report | READ MORE