COVID-19 levels decline in Saskatoon and Prince Albert wastewater samples – CBC

Regina’s viral load continue to go up; highest since peak Omicron wave in April

Oct 03, 2022

Researchers at the University of Saskatchewan say levels of COVID-19 were down in Prince Albert and Saskatoon in the latest tests of wastewater samples.

Researchers with the university’s Global Water Futures program have been analyzing wastewater samples from Saskatoon, North Battleford and Prince Albert for COVID-19 since summer 2020.

The study’s results can help predict a rise or fall of COVID-19 diagnoses about a week in advance.

The latest samples show the week-over-week SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA load in Saskatoon’s wastewater decreased by 36.2 per cent.

The viral load is still the ninth highest observed during the pandemic and is greater than the 10-week average.

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