Saskatoon̵7;s COVID-19 viral RNA load detected waste According to University of Saskatchewan and Global Water Futures researchers, there has been a 39.6 per cent decrease in the past week.
They say scarcity is a sign of decline COVID-19 Transition to the reporting period by November 23.
COVID-19 wastewater counts drop by nearly 15% in Saskatoon
The report states that the concentration of viral particles in the wastewater is considered moderate and this is the second consecutive decrease in viral load.
The BA.5 variant accounted for 48.5 percent of the viral load, while 4.7 percent was attributed to BA.2.75, and the remaining 46.8 percent were labeled as other omicron variants.
It was noted that the R346T mutation, one of the major signatures of the BQ.1 variant and its sublineage, was found in all samples from Saskatchewan.
The report said there was a problem with samples from Prince Albert, and only one sample was received too late on Friday, but the error has been fixed and samples will be added to next week’s report.
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North Battleford saw its viral load increase by 28.9 percent, which the report noted was a moderate concentration for the reporting period, as of Nov. 18.
It added that the viral load indicates that COVID-19 infections in the city are higher than in the previous week, but the values measured since August 21 are lower.
The BA.5 variant accounted for 52 percent of the viral load, while 6.3 percent was attributed to BA.2.75, and the remaining 41.7 percent were labeled as other omicrons.
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