What poop says about Covid in Utah



The DEQ’s Sewage Monitoring site takes samples from 42 treatment plants across Utah, posting the results online. Detecting the coronavirus presence in waste doesn’t translate directly into case counts or the extent of symptoms felt, but it allows public and environmental health experts to know the prevalence of the virus, the presence of variants, and the possibility that there are more asymptomatic people, or that people traveling through are infected.

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