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Sask. COVID-19 wastewater numbers show transmission rates ‘fairly low’

Wastewater information collected final week exhibits a lower in COVID-19 viral masses in Saskatoon, North Battleford and Prince Albert and the a great deal of virus “stay pretty low.”

John Giesy, toxicologist and group lead on the USask International Institute for Water Safety, mentioned which means that although most public well being mandates have been lifted, “transmission charges at the moment are pretty low.”

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Giesy added that at this level “basically all the virus is the subvariant of BA.2 of Omicron.”

In Saskatoon wastewater, the viral RNA load has decreased by 56.3 per cent within the reporting interval as much as June 15 in contrast with the weekly common of the earlier week.

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“This week’s viral load is the (eighth) smallest load recorded because the starting of the Omicron wave, confirming that the viral load is inside the low vary.”

The report said the lower in viral RNA load is indicative of SARS-CoV-2 infections decreasing in Saskatoon.

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In Prince Albert, the viral RNA load within the wastewater has decreased by 26.2 per cent as much as June 13, in contrast with the weekly common of the earlier week.

COVID-19 viral RNA load in North Battleford’s wastewater additionally decreased by 7.4 per cent as much as June 10 in contrast with the weekly common of the earlier week.


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