Kefalonia: No coronavirus detected in sewage samples taken on 17 December

Aimed at early detection of the virus SARS CoV-2 in the community and for good reasons tracking and tracing of diseased, samplings were conducted in untreated wastewater, and more particularly in sewage collection networks wells of Argostoli, Lixouri, Sami and Poros  & Skala, the 17- 12-2020 .

The presence of SARS CoV-2 virus was not detected during the analysis of the above samples.

The analysis of the samples was carried out in a collaborating laboratory with the Real time-PCR method, according to a relevant circular of the Ministry of Health, which indicates the appropriate methods of analysis of the specific samples.

Examination of untreated wastewater samples has been proposed as a complementary tool for monitoring the spread of SARS CoV-2 virus.

The Chairman of the Board ΔΕΥΑΚ

ΣΠΑΘΗΣ ΣΤΑΥΡΟΣ

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