Sewage-based surveillance for COVID-19 has been described in multiple countries and multiple settings. However, nearly all are based on testing sewage treatment plant inflows and outflows using structured sewage networks and treatment systems.
The article presents the findings of a sense-making tool which the platform developed for interpreting emerging signals from wastewater data to map disease progression and identifying the inflection points in the epidemiological curve.
Platform’s learnings and knowledge accrued through implementation, discussions and problem-solving from the Environmental Surveillance for COVID initiative in Bangalore have been collated and documented.
This collation of learnings is what we call the Playbook, it contains documented sections for different fields of work in Environmental Surveillance (ES) for SARS-CoV-2. This Playbook was launched in the One Year Anniversary event of Precision Health and will serve as a guiding document for other cities to undertake ES initiatives. Scan the QR code to access your copy.