As you can only fight a virus when you know where it is, we strongly believe in the benefits of mass testing. However, there are certain limitations to testing individuals and we are therefore very excited about new innovate ways like wastewater testing to monitor Covid-19 infection rates.
A recent nature news article describes nicely how wastewater testing could help to monitor the true scale of corona virus infections. Many researchers are now starting to use wastewater testing to be able to early on identify a potential reoccurrence of the virus in certain communities. Routine wastewater surveillance might be an efficient, non-invasive tool to detect new COVID-19 infections and might help to limit the health and economic damaged caused by COVID-19.