2 local cities still show high concentrations of COVID-19 in wastewater

SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. — Seminole County leaders said there are still high concentrations of COVID-19 in Altamonte Springs’ and Casselberry’s wastewater.


The latest sample showed no detectable levels of the delta variant for the first time since July.

In Altamonte Springs wastewater, the amount of COVID-19 found Thursday was more than 5,600% since Thanksgiving.

READ: Coronavirus: CDC updates mask recommendations

The city manager of Altamonte Springs said the city is looking for a consistent trend to see if it is on the downward side of the latest surge.

Florida is now the third state to top 5 million COVID-19 cases.

READ: Coronavirus: Total US COVID-19 cases top 65M; Florida becomes 3rd state to top 5M infections

The U.S. surgeon general believes the state is nearing its peak in cases.

READ: US Surgeon General: Prepare for high case counts, hospitalizations as omicron peaks soon

Click here to download the free WFTV news and weather apps, click here to download the WFTV Now app for your smart TV and click here to stream Channel 9 Eyewitness News live.