Health officials utilize testing of raw sewage water to get a better grasp of COVID-19 levels

Oct 2, 2020

LUCAS COUNTY, Ohio — In a race to stop the spread of COVID-19, local health officials are gathering data from a rather interesting place: raw sewage water.

"You have the ability to shed this through stool. So, when you actually, again utilize the bathroom and flush the toilet, that has to go someplace and what it's doing then is looking for fragments of the virus," said Eric Zgodzinski, the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department Health Commissioner. 

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