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.

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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.

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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.

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

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