More Wastewater Data Shows The Twin Cities Is Past Peak Omicron

Jan 28, 2022

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — More data suggests that the Twin Cities has already hit its peak for COVID-19 infections linked to the Omicron variant.

According to information from the Metropolitan Council’s Environmental Services division, the amount of the virus detected in the St. Paul wastewater plant peaked on Jan. 6.

Since then, the amount of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA in wastewater flowing into the plant has dropped steadily. From the start of the month to this week, the viral load in collected samples in St. Paul has fallen by a factor of five.

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