The coronavirus has been found in Tacoma sewage. It could help scientists track the pandemic


Researchers at a non-profit biotech startup in Tacoma have found traces of the novel coronavirus in the city’s sewage, opening up new possibilities for tracking and monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic. The testing is being led by Center for Urban Waters collaborator David Hirschberg who directs the RAIN biotech incubator in Tacoma, along with RAIN’s principal scientist Stanley Langevin and recent University of Washington Tacoma graduate Ryan Culbert who ran the tests. “We found it,” said Hirschberg, who began collecting samples of raw sewage and sludge from the city’s Central Wastewater […]