Saline County has recorded its 21st confirmed COVID-19 case.
According to the Saline County Health Department the latest case involves a male in his 30s with no known close contacts who is isolated at home.
Along with 21 confirmed cases, two people have died from COVID-19 related causes in Saline County. Saline County has tested 425 people total.
In central Kansas, new infection rates have been rising, but very slowly. As of Wednesday morning, Saline and McPherson counties continue with 20 cases of COVID-19, each. Marion County’s total stays at five, Rice County stays at three and Dickinson County continues with its two cases. However, Ottawa County did pick up a new case in the past 24 hours, as the county now has four cases.
Ellsworth and Lincoln counties still do not yet have a confirmed case of COVID-19.
A mobile testing site will be in Salina on Friday, May 1st and Saturday May 2nd. This is a collaborative effort between eTrueNorth, Walmart, and state and local officials.
To be tested individuals must:
- Have a scheduled appointment trough eTrueNorth by visiting www.DoINeedaCOVID19test.com or by calling 1-800-635-8611
- They will only test those that meet criteria.
- Testing will take place in the lower parking lot at the Kansas Highway Patrol located at 2025 E. Iron from 10am to 3pm. Again, you must have an appointment.
Governor Kelly will be announcing her plans for re-opening after the Statewide Stay-at-Home order. This announcement is planned for 6:30pm on Thursday, April 30th. Governor Kelly’s plan is anticipated to outline more information on mass gatherings and business re-openings.
At 11 am, KDHE reported the following in their daily release:
- A total of 3,738 positive cases and 125 deaths. That is an increase of 247 positive cases from yesterday’s release.
- 25,720 negative tests have been received through the KDHE and private labs.
- The age range is 0 years to 99 years (median 46 years of age).