Spain Uses GoAigua COVID Sewer Surveillance Technology for Widespread Infection Monitoring
Sep 21, 2020
20 cities across Spain monitor almost 10 million people daily to contain virus spread.
Spain was one of the first countries to be hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. Right behind Italy, Spain hit a record high of 100,000 cases in March 2020, and had to lock down its population for nearly two months. Today, with over 400,000 cases reported and reopening underway, it remains one of the top 15 nations of reported cases globally.
With the help of GoAigua, more than 20 cities with a combined population of almost 10 million people implemented a detailed sampling plan that includes collecting samples from manholes every other day at specific times and locations. This data is then integrated into GoAigua’s analytics software, where it is combined with demographic, socioeconomic, health, and water-consumption data in real time.
solution to continuously monitor the concentration of coronavirus per liter water, which in combination with other parameters can be normalized to predict the prevalence of the virus in each neighborhood. The solution also provides information about nursing homes, available hospital beds, and average income, which is of great help to the city’s health officials as they make resource decisions on a daily and weekly basis.
GoAigua is starting to implement the COVID-19 monitoring system in the US. The solution promises to save millions of dollars in health department resources, and help cities and universities reopen safely.
Readr more about GoAigua’s COVID-19 surveillance solution.
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