There have been three new COVID deaths in Saline County since Wednesday and 196 new cases.
According to the Saline County Health Department, Saline County hit a grim milestone this week marking more than 10,000 people in Saline County who have tested positive for COVID-19. There are currently 959 active cases in the community.
Salina Regional Health Center reports that 22 patients require hospitalization related to COVID-19.
There now have been 187 COVID related deaths overall.
An additional 203 people were vaccinated against COVID-19 this week, an increase of .3 percent.
A total of 28,887 residents of Saline County have been vaccinated, accounting for 53.3 percent of the total population.
The best way to stop the spread of COVID-19 and thus prevent mutation of the virus is:
- Stay home if you are sick.
- Get testedif you feel unwell, even if you don’t believe it is COVID.
You can find testing centers at VaccinateSalineCountyKS.com/testing or contact your local medical provider.
- Get vaccinated.
You can find a vaccine at vaccines.gov or contact your local medical provider.
- Wear a mask, especially if you are not fully vaccinated. If you are fully vaccinated, wear a mask when indoors in crowded spaces.
- Maintain at least 6 feet of distance between yourself and those with whom you do not live.
- Do not travel to “hot spots.”
• If you test positive, isolate immediately and be open and honest with COVID caseworkers about your contact