Boston Area COVID-19 Wastewater Levels Appear To Be On Decline

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — COVID-19 levels in Boston-area wastewater seem to be declining after an increase over the last month.

Data from BioBot, the Cambridge-based lab that uses wastewater to see the state of the pandemic in the region, has been used to predict where each wave of the pandemic will go since its beginning in 2020.

The data shows an uptick that peaked just after the Easter and the first days of the Passover holidays on the week of April 18. This month's uptick, believed to have been caused by the Omicron subvariant B.A.2, was nowhere near as intense as the original Omicron wave this past winter.

Most COVID metrics in the state have been on a slow but steady incline in recent days — the state is averaging about 1,700 cases a week, with about 400 people in the hospital, and a 7-day average positivity rate of 4.87% as of Wednesday night.

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