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COVID numbers continue to rise in Houston, wastewater shows

The numbers are up compared to July 2020. The city's positivity rate is now at 11%, the wastewater is showing.

HOUSTON — COVID-19 levels continue to rise in the Houston area. That's according to the Houston Health Department's analysis of wastewater.

Wastewater testing is showing that the viral load on May 16 was 170% compared to July 2020. The positivity rate is now at 11%.

The wastewater testing shows that levels have been rising since the end of March.

Click here to check the levels yourself. The interactive map lets you go back through the entire pandemic to see what the levels were like at the time.

The website also tracks the wastewater at Houston schools. Several schools are showing positive COVID samples in their wastewater.

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