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Sewers from two million Portuguese were monitored to predict the second wave



The wastewater from five sewage treatment plants in large urban centers and the wastewater from three main hospitals are monitored.

The wastewater of around two million Portuguese is monitored in order to detect the presence of the new coronavirus at an early stage and to anticipate a new wave of the disease. The COVIDETECT research project, coordinated by Águas de Portugal and launched in April, is already analyzing the wastewater from five wastewater treatment plants in large urban centers and the wastewater from three main hospitals. The aim is to use a digital tool to provide the health authorities with real-time information in the near future.

The Alcântara, Beirolas, Guia, Gaia Litoral and Serzedelo II sewage treatment plants are currently monitored. “They are located in the major urban centers of Lisbon, Cascais, Gaia and Guimarães and they cover the regions with the highest number of Covid-1

9 cases,” explained engineer Nuno Brôco of the Águas de Portugal Group, who is adding this treatment plant to you serve approximately 20% of the national population. At the same time, the virus circulation in the sewage networks of the Curry Cabral Hospital in Lisbon, the Santos Silva Hospital in Vila Nova de Gaia and the Senhora da Oliveira Hospital in Guimarães will be extended with the possibility of monitored.




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