Block Island Times

Sewage testing indicates an uptick of Covid-19 presence on the island

The following was submitted by Wasterwater Plant Supt. Dylan Chase:
Chase added a caveat regarding these results: “I will warn again, the variation in viral shedding can be very different between each infected person, and depending on what stage of their illness they are in. Biobot stresses that the estimates are in ongoing Research & Development, so hold these estimates with caution.” 
When we received our next report, the concentration was higher at 20,368 parts per liter of sewage, with an estimation of 25 cases. A 24-hour composite sample was begun on July 19 at 7 a.m.

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