Wastewater tests show COVID-19’s continuing decline in Maine

Feb 23, 2022

he state is continuing to clear a backlog in positive COVID-19 cases from the peak of the omicron wave as wastewater testing and other indicators show sustained improvement in pandemic conditions.

Wastewater testing in Maine is showing a substantial decline in virus prevalence, according to new data posted Tuesday on the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention website. Bangor, Portland, Brunswick and Belfast all showed declining levels of the virus in wastewater.


The town of Yarmouth released a report Sunday that showed a 95 percent decline in virus levels in its municipal wastewater system compared to the previous week. Yarmouth lowered its “COVID-O-Meter” from “high” transmission to “moderate.”

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