The level of Covid-19 virus in the water at the Palm Springs wastewater treatment plan is decreasing as the city and the desert see a steady decrease in the number of Covid-19 active cases.
The City of Palm Springs has been testing the water at its wastewater treatment plan since the summer of 2020, as a surge of Covid-19 cases in the region, was happening.
Into the Fall and Winter months of 2020, the City continued to test the wastewater for Covid-19, documenting a steady increase in the amount of Covid-19 virus in the wastewater, directly correlating to an increase in the number of people who had active cases of Covid-19 infection, as cases spiked around the desert and the State of California.
Palm Springs City Officials say the spike in Covid cases in the Fall and Winter of 2020 prompted Governor Gavin Newsom’s Regional Order and restrictive lockdowns in an effort to mitigate the spread of Covid 19.
The City of Palm Springs continues to test wastewater samples at its water treatment plant, reporting a steady decrease in the volume of Covid-19 virus in the wastewater, with a corresponding decrease in active Covid 19 cases we are now seeing in late February 2021.
Get more information at www.palmspringsca.gov and search for Covid-19 Test Reports.
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