CDC launches wastewater tool to help show COVID-19 trends
From the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, sewer systems in U.S. cities have helped track the spread of the coronavirus in real-time. These tracking projects will now be made available to the public through a tool that tracks COVID-19 data through a tool on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website, the FDA said Friday.
The tool draws data from the National Wastewater Surveillance System “NWSS,” launched in September 2020 by the CDC. This network contains data from more than 400 sites in the United States.