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Finding Answers In Poop

Yale’s wastewater surveillance chart. Courtesy of CTNewsJunkie.com

Traditional testing methods indicate that as of Aug. 30 West Hartford had 68 positive COVID-19 tests over the past seven days, with a positivity rate of 12.5%.

CT Department of Public Health

By Christine Stuart, CTNewsJunkie.com 

Wastewater surveillance is proving to be the most accurate and economical way to gauge COVID-19 activity in communities across the country, David Freedman, who chairs Yale University’s Department of Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences at Clemson University, told Kaiser Health News. But government funding hasn’t followed.

Jordan Peccia, who runs Yalecovidwastewater.com, said their government funding ran out in 2021, but they received private funding to continue the project and expand it.

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