COVID-19 levels look to be declining in some Louisville wastewater

Jan 25, 2022

Samples taken from wastewater collection sites around Jefferson County could be showing early signs of a drop in overall COVID-19 infection in the area. 

Ted Smith, director at U of L’s Center for Healthy Air, Water and Soil at the school’s Christina Lee Brown Envirome Institute, said some of the most recent samples may be showing the start of a decline, although it will take several days to get a clearer picture. 

“There are signs that infection could be receding,” Smith said. “It’s not a done deal, it’s not a slam dunk, but there are certainly signs in the data.”

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