Wastewater coronavirus tests are catching on after proving to be an early warning sign for outbreaks

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Move over, swabs. There’s a new coronavirus test in town.

Okay, so traditional tests are still necessary when it comes to preventing the spread of COVID-19. But testing wastewater for coronavirus’ genetic material — something that was just an “intriguing laboratory finding” a month ago — could be even more effective than individual swab tests as the U.S. aims to reopen while avoiding new coronavirus outbreaks and resurgences, Stat News reports.

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