Advanced Water Management Centre

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Project Dates: 2020

Overview

This project will establish a wastewater-based epidemiology method to trace the spread of COVID-19. This method can estimate the number of COVID-19 infections at catchment level (accounting for both symptomatic patients and silent carriers), which will complement the current medical surveillance system which is based on individual tests. This method will also identify the hotspots of virus shedding and send out early warning signals of further potential COVID-19 outbreak.