Home tests make tracking COVID harder. WNY health officials are turning to the sewers instead

Published August 5, 2022


Ian Bradley, assistant professor in the Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, and a core faculty member in the UB RENEW Institute, spoke to WBFO about UB’s efforts tracking COVID-19 through wastewater.

“We’re seeing some of the highest levels of SARS-Covid-2 in wastewater we’ve seen in quite some time,” he said. “We have levels of SARS-covid-2 in wastewater that are equal or higher than they were back in January, which means we have a lot of COVID in the area, even if we aren’t reporting cases.”

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