Spike in wastewater viral load in nine cities

Spike in wastewater viral load in nine cities

Laboratory tests conducted on urban wastewater by the National Network of Sewage Epidemiology show a significant rise in the average viral load in nine out of 11 cities inspected from June 13-19 over the previous week.

The samples collected showed a big jump of 237% in Aghios Nikolaos in Crete, 342% and 176% in Iraklio in Crete. They are followed by Xanthi (49%), Alexandroupoli (47%), Larissa (38%) and Thessaloniki  37%.

Volos, Attiki and Hania in Crete saw double-digit increases, of 24%, 17% and 15%, respectively.

In Patra, the viral load eased 33%, while it remained unchanged in Ioannina at 10%.

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