The Oregon Health Authority is working with Oregon State University to collect and test weekly samples of wastewater (sewage) for traces of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19. Samples are collected from around the State, including Lincoln City. The information helps OHA better understand where COVID-19 is circulating in Oregon. Wastewater monitoring for SARS-CoV-2 is emerging science and is currently most useful as an early warning system for COVID-19 in a community before clinical cases appear and may detect COVID-19 from cases without symptoms and those who do not seek testing. At this time, it is not possible to accurately detect the number of cases of COVID-19 in a community based on wastewater testing.
The following are the results for the 1st quarter of 2021.
|21-Feb-21||Results not available|
|28-Feb-21||Results not available|
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