COVID-19 sewage water testing results continue to rise

Coronavirus

The most recent COVID-19 sewage water testing results are the highest they have ever been.

Dr. Howard Nadworny has been testing COVID-19 through sewage samples from the Erie Wastewater Treatment Plant.

This gives them an idea of the total number of people infected in Erie County.

The results show COVID-19 is four times higher than it was a couple of weeks ago.

Dr. Nadworny says part of the problem is even when you sample waste water, you are not identifying who has it.

“Because if we are going to reduce the spread, we need to identify who is sick with COVID and isolate them and quarantine their contacts.” Dr. Nadworny said.

Dr. Nadworny says this fits the major community spread that is happening in the county.

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