January 22, 2022
Toronto is planning to use wastewater to "track the spread of COVID-19 in the community".
Earlier this week it was announced that a pilot project would be launched to "understand more about this method of surveillance".
“What we have figured out thus far is that it does correlate with clinical data,” Dr. Eileen de Villa said Monday at the city’s board of health meeting.
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She added the city’s plan is to make data being collected from these sites accessible as early as next week.
De Villa also said there may be evidence of a plateau of the Omicron variant from recent wastewater surveillance at the city’s four treatment plants.