COVID Rates In Sewage Samples Triple In Select Connecticut Cities
Researchers warn COVID-19 rates in sewage in the last week point to a dramatic increase in the virus in some parts of Connecticut.
Reports from Yale’s COVID-19 wastewater tracker show samples of the virus have almost tripled in a matter of days in and around New Haven. In the western part of Bridgeport, they’ve quadrupled.
The two cities’ wastewater treatment plants serve a total of about 300,000 people. Experts say COVID-19 samples in wastewater allow them to predict an outbreak in a community five to seven days before testing data catches up.
Bridgeport — the state’s largest city — also has one of the highest COVID-19 rates in the state.