Signs of a slowing surge? Chattanooga's wastewater shows decline in COVID-19 particles

Jan 26, 2022

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.

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