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State Testing Sewage For Presence Of Coronavirus

Scientists are testing sewage in Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati and other Ohio cities as a way to get advance warning of COVID-19 hotspots.  

The Ohio EPA and the state health department are collecting raw wastewater because fecal matter may contain traces of the virus.  Researchers believe infections can be found in sewage at least three days before an outbreak is reported. The study is funded with 2 million  CARES Act dollars.

Jim has been with WCBE since 1996. Before that he worked as a reporter at another Columbus radio station, and for three newspapers in Southwest Florida.
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