HOUSTON – The Houston Health Department reports an increase of COVID-19 in Houston’s wastewater compared to last year’s benchmark level.
On Wednesday, the health department said the level of COVID-19 in the city’s wastewater is 320% more than the benchmark level of July 6, 2020.
Health officials said the increase is an indication that the virus is spreading rapidly.
The level of SARS-CoV-2 in Houston's wastewater is 320% more than the benchmark level of July 6, 2020. This is an indication virus is rapidly spreading and the increase in #COVID19 cases will likely continue. Free vaccination sites: https://t.co/2XPYzxrV6i, 832-393-4220. #HouNews pic.twitter.com/T3LR7zaPAX— Houston Health Dept (@HoustonHealth) August 4, 2021