Wastewater Testing Picks Up Viral Fragment Of Covid-19 In Portland
On Tuesday [17.11] viral fragments of coronavirus, were detected in Portland's waste water.
Portland District Health Chief Executive Chris Giles, says getting tested for Covid-19 is a priority.
"We've had a positive test for Covid-19 in our sewage or waste water, the test was taken on Tuesday and it's come back positive" she said.
"It's not a signal to panic because it can be detected from people who can be completely recovered and are shedding the virus, or it could be a sign that we have an active case"
"The single biggest thing that we can do as a community is to actually seek testing even with the mildest of symptoms".