Average concentrations of the novel coronavirus in Hungary’s wastewater systems have begun rising again, koronavirus.gov.hu said on Tuesday, citing data from the National Public Health Institute.
The average concentration of the novel coronavirus detected in wastewater samples from Budapest, Győr, Miskolc and Székesfehérvár have shown a rising trend, while concentrations of the virus are down in Békéscsaba and Kecskemét, the website said.
The tests show a moderate presence of the virus in the sewage systems of Budapest, Debrecen, Győr, Kaposvár, Miskolc, Nyíregyháza, Székesfehérvár and Szekszárd, while other cities had lower concentrations, it added.
Cecilia Müller, the chief medical officer, told an online press conference of the operative board coordinating Hungary’s response to the pandemic on Tuesday that concentrations of coronavirus in Hungary’s sewage systems have either been stable recently or were rising again.
“This gives some cause for concern,” Müller said.