53 New COVID Cases, No New Deaths

There have been 53 new COVID cases in Saline County since Friday and no new deaths.

According to the Saline County Health Department there are currently 526 active cases of the virus in the community.

Salina Regional Health Center reports they have 12 patients in the hospital battling the virus.

Overall, 166 people have now died in Saline County from COVID.

This week the Saline County Vaccination Collaboration is hosting its first COVID-19 vaccination event for children aged 5-11. According to the organization, the clinic is for kids ages 5 to 11. It will be held Wednesday from 3:30 till 7 at Lakewood Middle School.

Also this week, the third of several planned community drive-thru Moderna booster vaccination clinics is planned in Salina this week. A  Vaccination clinic is planned for November 18th at the 4 H Building in Salina. The vaccination clinic will be from 10 until 4.

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 contacts.