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COVID Case Figures Are Likely Even Higher Than Reported

Posted on AllSides September 1st, 2023
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The true number of active COVID-19 infections in the United States may be multitudes higher than official figures suggest, according to analysis of wastewater data.

Wastewater samples taken from municipalities across the nation paint a clear picture of rising cases, often with higher spikes than those shown in traditional data. Wastewater data is used by scientists to detect the prevalence of new strains in the population and foresee when cases will emerge.

However, during a time where many people suffer asymptomatic or mild cases that they will not get tested...

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