Bergen County’s Wastewater Shows COVID-19 Levels Similar to Last Fall’s Case Surge

By Anthony Covino

Sports Editor

Bergen County’s program to test sewage for COVID-19 shows levels of the virus similar to those from last fall into winter which could signal a potential spike in cases for New Jersey’s populous county as the state has the highest rate of coronavirus in the country, according to

The waste water is able to predict spikes and drops in COVID-19 infection as much as two weeks in advance, the Bergen County Executive’s Office said in a Tuesday’s announcement, continues.

If a fourth wave does occur in Bergen County with cases at an all-time high, schools and colleges could be in for a tough decision of whether or not to move in-person learning back to online learning or to keep it the same for the fall semester.

COVID-19 Numbers

Metro Residents2824
Florham Residents5240
Faculty & Staff2119

The following is the latest COVID-19 cases for yesterday and today. 

Wed.  04/07/2021Tues. 04/06/2021
New Jersey934,000930,000
Bergen County94,13093,767

*Numbers according to Google Statistics.

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