UVic launching system to test for COVID-19 in wastewater

VICTORIA — The University of Victoria (UVic) is partnering with a private company to monitor for signs of COVID-19 in local wastewater.

According to UVic, the ability to detect COVID-19 in Greater Victoria’s sewage networks can help serve as an early-warning system for the virus, and can help supplement public health data.

Results of wastewater testing can be used to help health authorities respond quickly to potential outbreak clusters in specific communities.

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