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Wastewater data suggests COVID-19 cases to soon reach record highs in London, Ont.

COVID-19 case counts in the coming week will likely be equivalent to what was seen at the peak of the pandemic’s second wave.Western University engineering department professor Christopher DeGroot is leading a study collecting wastewater samples and analyzing them at Western’s Imaging Pathogens for Knowledge Translation (ImPaKT) Facility.

How your sewage could help track coronavirus in your neighbourhood “We’re finding that we are able to see an increase in the viral load that we detect in the wastewater, at least several days up to even five days ahead of what we see in daily reported cases,” DeGroot told Global News.“In just the last samples that we analyzed from Sunday, the numbers were about as high as what we saw in the peak of the.

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