New Macomb County project hopes to trace COVID-19 hotspots by testing sewage
CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. Macomb County announced Wednesday an initiative to test and sample sewage in a new effort to identify and trace COVID-19 hotspots. MORE: Coronavirus in Michigan: Heres where we stand todayThe Macomb County Public Works Office is working with Michigan State and Oakland universities to determine the effectiveness of testing sewage for COVID-19. Workers will collect samples at seven sites in Clinton Township twice per week through the summer. Through this, we hope we can identify if certain neighborhoods or parts of a community where there is a hot spot," said Macomb County Commissioner Candice Miller. Officials say that if the project proves successful, it can be easily expanded to other areas within the county.