Researchers at the British Center for Ecology and Hydrology are working on a standardized test to calculate the concentration of coronavirus in wastewater samples. According to them, such an analysis can predict an outbreak of infections 10 days earlier than standard medical tests.A network of scientists from universities across the UK has already teamed up with local water companies to collect untreated wastewater samples from treatment plants; this is the first step in mapping potential outbreaks. Researchers note that even such wastewater samples in various parts of the sewer network will determine where the outbreak occurred. This will be a signal for officials who may introduce separate security measures in different areas.Researchers want to set up and play this test before they deploy it and make it part of the COVID-19 outbreak alert system. They noted that many countries, including Spain, began to monitor wastewater, but they had problems. For example, one of the results indicating the presence of coronavirus in the waters of Barcelona was the result of laboratory pollution.The main advantage of the new method is its speed. The results of a standard medical test require 7-10 days. Analysis of wastewater will require just one day.Read also- Planet Parade 2020: where to look, when will happen and what science says about it- Look at Crew Dragon from an unexpected angle: this shot was taken by an astronaut- Look at sharks that even have eyes covered with teeth.