The Mayor of New Haven, Justin Elicker, said, “When the case rises, we will tighten the tap slightly, which greatly reduces the chance of people interacting with each other,” leading indicators show another surge in COVID-19 cases.
COVID-19 tests show that New Haven has an average of 8 cases per 100,000 people per day. Recent sewage monitoring can predict the surge of the virus five days in advance by looking at the genetic material we have discharged, indicating that the number is actually close to 20 per 100,000 people per day.
New Haven Health Director Maritza Bond explained: “The sludge report is a very useful tool that allows us to make predictions because not everyone is being tested.”
Bond said that Elm City is at a turning point.
Maritza Bond said: “This is definitely a worrying issue. We are not in deficit, but the sludge report shows that we are potentially dangerous.”
According to Bond, being at a loss will mean returning to the first stage when only important companies can operate.
Elicker said he talked to Governor Ned Lamont on Wednesday and hoped to put some spring restrictions back.
“One can expect that the city will work very actively to ensure that we reduce the chance of people interacting, so as to ensure people’s safety,” Eric said on Wednesday.
Compared with the traditional nasal swab test, sewage monitoring has a wider range and faster results.
The increase in RNA concentration often very strongly indicates an increase in confirmed human cases in the following days. It gives a good indication of what happened,” said Dr. Doug Brackney of the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station.
Brackney diagnosed the sewage monitoring program in the United States. The science is considered a leading indicator because it surpasses the traditional COVID-19 nasal swab test by capturing everyone in the public sewer system.
“We must be heading in the wrong direction. There is no doubt that this is really worrying,” he said.
Scientists have been able to extract genetic material from the virus from everyone flushing toilets around Elm City and parts of East Haven, Woodbridge, Hamden and North Branford. The results showed that the concentration of COVID-19 RNA in the sludge has increased by more than 20,000 ml in the past two weeks.
Dr. Jordan Peccia, professor of environmental engineering at Yale University, explained: “This is what the outbreak looks like.”
Peccia led the team to collect and analyze the data from the wastewater treatment plant in New Haven and several other locations in Connecticut. He said this increase is happening across the state.
Pechia said: “Now is a very critical moment, we must do our best to fight against it to ensure that it will not be straight and flat.”
New Haven School plans to transition from virtual learning to hybrid mode on November 9. This increase puts these plans into trouble.
Elicker said: “Considering the increase in cases, this gives us some sense of concern, and we are discussing whether to change this.”
Bond said that contact tracing shows that social gatherings have led to an increase in COVID-19 cases, but she also believes there are other factors.
Bond added: “There are still a lot of people who don’t insist on using masks or use masks inconsistently. They don’t wear them correctly.” “I even saw people wearing masks recently. Therefore, we must engage in proper social distancing. Is important.”
The leader called on people not to be complacent.
Elicker said: “Put on a mask and social distancing not only means being with people you don’t know, but also means being with people you know is not outside your core family bubble.”