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Sewage tests show COVID transmission at record levels in Clark County ahead of the holidays

Dec 15, 2022

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Every time someone uses the bathroom, they expel waste into the sewer system, including any viruses that'd made their way through them.

Scientists tracking that sewer waste, using them as an early warning system, have identified a spike in the coronavirus viral load that has eclipsed January's then-record omicron variant surge.

The finding was startling for some, like John Signarello, a Las Vegas street artist working downtown.

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