Early indicators

Virus particles in wastewater Brabant-Zuidoost

If you are infected with coronavirus, there are likely to be virus particles in your stool. These are flushed down the toilet and end up in wastewater. By testing samples of wastewater collected at wastewater treatment plants, we can get information about how widespread the virus is in the community.

Last values obtained on Sunday, 28 November. Is updated on a daily basis.

Source: RIVM

Average number of coronavirus particles per 100,000 inhabitants

1,600
231 more than the previous value

This is the average of the last measurements of all wastewater treatment plants in this safety region. This figure also takes account of how many inhabitants are served by a wastewater treatment plant, and how much of the wastewater flowing to the plant comes from the safety region.

Value of Tuesday, 23 November · Source: RIVM

Calculation of average number of virus particles

Every day the dashboard publishes the average number of virus particles per 100,000 inhabitants. To calculate this number, we use the last measurement of each wastewater treatment plant. The last measurement of a treatment plant can count several days in the calculation.

All wastewater treatment plants measure on average three times a week. If, for example, a treatment plant passes on a new measurement on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday, the result of Wednesday's measurement also counts on Thursday and Friday. Only if the last measurement is older than nine days, it is not included in the average.

Average number of virus particles over time (per 100,000 inhabitants)

This graph shows the average number of virus particles over time per 100,000 inhabitants.

Graph sewage installation over time. Use the keyboard to navigate through the time in the graph. With the left and right arrow keys you can move backwards and forwards in time. Use the left angle bracket < to go back and the right angle bracket > to go forward. With page-up and page-down you make bigger steps. Use the Home key and End key to go to the beginning and end of the timeline.
Daily average:
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  • 10 to 50
  • 50 to 100
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Source: RIVM