Gambier COVID Virus, Influenza Virus and
Environmental Air Quality

This site reports recent environmental data of interest to Gambier, Ohio and Kenyon College. The Village of Gambier monitors wastewater for levels of RNA from dead coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, the cause of COVID disease; and for influenza virus.  Samples are from the Village of Gambier Wastewater Treatment Plant. From August, 2022, viral RNA N2 has been measured and reported by the Ohio Department of Health. In addition, air quality measures are reported from

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For archival COVID data see: 2020 - 2023 Archival COVID data

Spring 2024

COVID signal is the log2 concentration of an RNA gene from SARS-CoV-2 virus, in a sample from the Village of Gambier wastewater treatment plant. The log2 signal is now normalized to the limit of detection (LOD).

Influenza virus RNA is now tested in Gambier wastewater from the same samples as COVID. Influenza RNA testing is highly experimental, but rise and fall of signal is predicted to show rise and fall of case numbers.

PM2.5 and PM10 are sizes of microscopic particles from smoke (and other sources) reported to