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WATERTOWN — The ongoing presence of COVID-19 in Jefferson County is demonstrated by it being present in the city’s wastewater.

The Jefferson County Public Health Service issued a news release on Friday saying that on Tuesday, Aug. 17, a test sample found that COVID-19 was present in influent points A and B of the city’s wastewater facility.

“These reports, in line with the spike in cases currently happening in Jefferson County, demonstrate a significant presence of virus, support the increase in transmissions currently happening, and are a prediction of further increased cases and hospitalizations over the next 7-14 days,” the release states.

In July 2020, the health department formed a partnership with the City of

Watertown to submit wastewater specimens to Quadrant Biosciences in Syracuse to test weekly and determine COVID-19 quantifiable prevalence in the city and surrounding communities that utilize the city’s wastewater treatment facility. The city’s wastewater treatment facility services approximately

55,000 people.

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Joseph Savoca

The socialists are checking our wastewater now in order to control us all!

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