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Fast-spreading UK variant of coronavirus detected in wastewater samples throughout Missouri – STLtoday.com

In most of the affected wastewater systems, the variant made up less than 1% of coronavirus genetic material

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The variant was first detected in the U.S. at the end of December. The most recent CDC data shows there are now 1,523 cases across 32 states, including one in Missouri found Feb. 6.
The case was discovered in Marion County in northeast Missouri, and contact tracing has not associated it with any other cases, state health officials have said.
While this remains the only confirmed human case of its kind in the state, epidemiologists say it is clear that this variant has been found in samples in various…

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