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Sewage shows spread of coronavirus across Santa Clara County

Original post made on Aug 1, 2021

The amount of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in local wastewater has tripled, and in some cases quadrupled, since June 16, indicating a much higher rate of infection.

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Posted by wnmurphy
a resident of Monta Loma
on Aug 1, 2021 at 8:48 pm

wnmurphy is a registered user.

"The amount of virus in the wastewater has tripled, and in some cases quadrupled, since June 16, indicating a much higher rate of infection throughout the county."

Not to be pedantic, but couldn't this simply indicate the presence of more virions, rather than a higher rate of infected individuals? Not doubting that rates are increasing, but Delta variant is more effective at replicating within the body in a given individual; assume that would also translate into an increase in viral genetic material in sewage.

...fine, I'm being pedantic.


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