Signs of a slowing surge? Chattanooga's wastewater shows decline in COVID-19 particles
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — It may be an encouraging sign that the current surge of COVID-19, fueled by the omicron variant, could be ending:
Recent Chattanooga wastewater data shows a decline in viral concentrations of COVID-19 particles.
This data helps experts gauge how much virus we have in our area right now, regardless of whether an individual has been tested or is aware they have COVID-19.
Trends reflected in this sampling are generally indicative of what we will soon see regarding COVID-19 cases.
According to a doctor we spoke with on Tuesday, a decline in wastewater concentration of COVID-19 particles could mean the beginning of the end of this surge. However, he also cautions the community.