• Presence of SARS-CoV-2 RNA in wastewater has been reported.
• SARS-CoV-2 RNA in wastewater can be used to monitor COVID-19 in a community.
• Effective concentration method is needed for recovery of SARS-CoV-2 from wastewater.
• Surrogate coronavirus data help to predict survival of SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater.
• Data on the infectivity of SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater for risk assessment are limited.SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater: State of the knowledge and research needs – ScienceDirect