COVID-19 detected in ACT’s Wastewater


Fragments of COVID-19 have been detected in the ACT’s Wastewater.

The positive detection was found in a sewerage sample collected on the 9th of March from the City Central Wastewater testing location and is most likely related to known cases of COVID-19 in hotel quarantine.

None the less, ACT Health says it’s a timely reminder for all ACT residents to be tested for COVID-19.

ACT Health is continuing to monitor the situation.

Further wastewater testing will be conducted early next week as part of the ongoing Wastewater Surveillance Program in the Territory.