New Brunswick to test sewage to monitor provincial COVID-19 levels – CTV

Oct. 25, 2022

The New Brunswick government says it will start testing wastewater to track COVID-19 levels in the province.

The greater Moncton area and the Natoaganeg First Nation will be the first communities to pilot the testing program, according to a government news release.

The province says it is looking into additional sites with help from the federal government.

“We are proud to support the introduction of the initial COVID-19 wastewater surveillance sites,” said Health Minister Bruce Fitch, in the news release.

“This project will give people in the area more information about the prevalence of COVID-19 in their community so that they can assess their risk and take the appropriate steps.”

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