COVID-19 surged in Fredericton over holidays, new wastewater data reveals – CBC

Capital is second N.B. city to be added to national COVID-19 wastewater surveillance site launched in May

Feb 09, 2023

Fredericton had a surge of COVID-19 just after the holidays, newly released wastewater data indicates.

The capital was added to the Public Health Agency of Canada’s COVID-19 wastewater surveillance dashboard Tuesday night, joining Moncton as the second New Brunswick location on the national website launched nine months ago.

Data dating back to Dec. 22 shows Fredericton’s seven-day rolling average of viral load, expressed as the number of viral gene copies found in a millilitre of raw sewage, started out at 17 copies/mL.

By Jan. 2, it jumped to 165 copies/mL.

Some jurisdictions, such as Vancouver’s Lulu Island, have seen readings over 1,000 copies/mL during the peak of the pandemic.

Read more:

NationTalk Partners & Sponsors Learn More