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Wastewater testing shows COVID-19 variant may be more prevalent in Central Florida than first though

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS — A COVID-19 variant may be more prevalent in Central Florida than first thought.

Since April, the city of Altamonte Springs has been testing its wastewater for COVID-19. The tests can predict upticks in community spread seven days in advance.

Last week, the city began to also test for the new U.K. variant of the virus.

The department of health confirmed that six people have tested positive in Seminole County for that new U.K variant. But the tests being done at the Altamonte Springs Wastewater Plant found there may be more people walking around with it that don’t even know it.