New COVID-19 wastewater data shows recent surge in Moncton area – CBC

COVID-19 wastewater surveillance networks are being established in N.B., with pilots in Moncton and Natoaganeg

Oct 25, 2022

COVID-19 levels in the greater Moncton area surged two weeks ago, newly released wastewater surveillance data suggests.

New Brunswick has established COVID wastewater testing pilot sites in the greater Moncton area and Natoaganeg First Nation, near Miramichi, the Department of Health announced this week.

Moncton data, dating back to June, was posted on the Public Health Agency of Canada’s COVID-19 wastewater surveillance dashboard on Tuesday.

It shows the seven-day average of viral load, expressed as the number of viral gene copies found in a millilitre of raw sewage, had been trending down since Sept. 20, when it was 21 copies/mL, and was relatively low recently.

It was six copies/mL on Sept. 29, for example, four on Oct. 3, and increased to eight on Oct. 6.

By Oct. 11, the seven-day average reached 17 copies/mL and on Oct. 13, it jumped to 43.

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