“A sewage-based coronavirus test could be an ‘easy win' that would pick up infection spikes up to 10 days earlier than with existing medical-based tests.
Scientists led by UK's Centre for Ecology and Hydrology are working on a standardised test to ‘count' the amount of coronavirus in a wastewater sample.
‘The earlier you find [a signal], the earlier an intervention can happen,' says lead researcher Dr Andrew Singer.
‘That means lives will be made much more liveable in the current crisis.'”