There are three new COVID deaths in Saline County and 79 new cases.
According to the Saline County Health Department, three people have died of COVID-19 since the last update on Friday. Overall, 140 people have now died locally.
Along with the three deaths’, have been 79 new cases of COVID-19.
Salina Regional Health Center reports that 14 people are currently hospitalized due to COVID-19.
An additional 273 people were vaccinated against COVID-19 this week, an increase of .5 percent. A total of 24,846 residents of Saline County have been vaccinated, accounting for 45.6 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 tested if 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 in-doors 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.