October 23. According to the Greek “China Greek Times” report, on October 21, local time, a team in Greece completed the detection of the concentration of the Coronavirus in the sewage of Thessaloniki.
The test data will be used to make a relatively accurate estimate of the number of people infected with the new coronavirus in the city.
According to reports, on the 21st, the team of Aristotle University in Thessaloniki and Thessaloniki Water Supply and Wastewater Treatment Company completed the detection of the concentration of new coronavirus in urban sewage. This project has been underway for several months.
Throughout September, the concentration of the Corona virus in the wastewater of the city has been maintained at a low level, which is consistent with the Corona case data on October 5th.
Only 2 confirmed cases were found in the entire city of Thessaloniki that day.
In the investigation from October 12th to 14th, the team found that the concentration of the new coronavirus in the sewage had increased sharply, and issued a warning to the local health department. As of the 21st, using the 12th data as the reference point, the concentration of the new coronavirus in the water has increased to five times that of a week ago, corresponding to the surge in the number of daily confirmed cases from 6 to 181.
It is reported that the team was formed by professors from 11 different laboratories of Aristotle University majoring in medicine, chemistry, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, biology, civil engineering, environmental engineering, etc.
The intention is to sample urban sewage through multiple samples. Deduct the growth curve of viral load in the city.
According to statistics, the actual number of people infected was about three times the amount of new coronavirus in the sewage that day.
A spokesperson for the team told the media that the epidemiological data provided by the sewage has been proven to be a reliable indicator that can be used to monitor the early community spread of the virus. The team predicted Thessaloniki a week before the nucleic acid test report.
The outbreak of this epidemic. They hope to use this to increase people’s awareness of the epidemic and prompt the government to respond quickly.
The president of Aristotle University also stated that personal responsibility is the most powerful weapon for the entire society to respond to the epidemic.
Long-term restrictive measures may make society tired, and young people will be eager to go out to have fun, but as citizens, they should also take personal responsibility to maintain a good life for everyone and the city’s public health system.