U of M wastewater surveillance predicts surge decline soon for metropolitan area

Jan 25, 2022

MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL  - University of Minnesota Medical School ongoing research, in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Health, shows a predicted decline of the omicron variant surge for COVID-19 in the Twin Cities Metro area within the next two weeks. That prediction is based on data from the thirteen metro plants surveyed. However, surveillance in most other regions of the state show sustained evidence of continued viral spread.

Based on its statewide wastewater surveillance data, the prevalence of disease is predicted to decline significantly in the Twin Cities metro region. The only decline in Greater Minnesota was found in the SouthCentral section of the state, involving samples from five plants.

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