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.