70 New COVID Cases, No New Deaths

There are 70 new COVID-19 cases in Saline County, and no new deaths.

According to the Saline County Health Department, the total number of positive cases has risen to 5,322, with 1,855 cases currently active. At least 3,381 people have recovered, and 86 people have died.

Salina Regional Health Center reports they currently have 19 hospitalized COVID-19 patients.

The county dashboard has been updated with the latest information:

If you have tested positive or you are known to be a close contact, please do not call the Health Department unless it has been at least five days since you received your results and you have not heard from us. We understand that for both employees and employers, quarantine or isolation documentation may be necessary to verify a leave of absence. Please refer to our FAQ Section for additional questions.According to the Kansas Department of Health & Environment Coronavirus Website, there are now 266,653 cases and 3,598 deaths statewide.

Following the proven public health guidance to slow the spread of COVID-19 continues to be extremely important for everyone to do. Please:

  1. Wash your hands often, for at least 20 seconds with warm soapy water. Use hand sanitizer if you do not have access to soap and water.
  2. Maintain physical distance between yourself and others of at least 6 feet or more.
  3. Wear masks in public spaces as required by City Ordinance and County Resolution. You must cover your nose and mouth for masks to be effective.
  4. By Public Health Order, gatherings are limited to 15 persons or less (with certain exceptions for establishments).
  5. Sanitize frequently touched surfaces and areas such as doorknobs, handles, cell phones, tablets, etc.
  6. Stay home if you are sick. Regardless if you think it may be a cold, it could be allergies, but it also could be something worse.