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50 New COVID Cases

Todd PittengerJuly 28, 2021

There are 50 new COVID cases in Saline County. According to the Saline County Health Department, there have been 50 new COVID-19 cases identified since the last update on Monday, making 109 new cases in the last five days. The Saline County Health Department staff is actively monitoring 250 cases of COVID-19. There has been a total of 6662 confirmed cases, and at least 6292 people hav...

59 New COVID Cases

Todd PittengerJuly 26, 2021

New COVID cases continue to surge in Saline County. According to the Saline County Health Department, there have been 59 new COVID cases in Saline County since Friday. There are 200 cases of the virus currently active. No additional deaths due to COVID have been reported in the past week. Salina Regional Health Center reported eight who people require hospitalization for COVID. At least 2...

New Wave of COVID in Saline County

Todd PittengerJuly 23, 2021

Saline County is currently experiencing a new wave of COVID-19 infections. According to the Saline County Health Department, the last seven days have seen 85 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 37 new cases since Wednesday. There are currently 146 cases of the virus active in our community. Salina Regional Health Center reports they have four patients in the hospital combating COVID. ...

Local COVID Cases, Variants Increasing

Todd PittengerJuly 21, 2021

COVID cases and variants are on the increase in Saline County. According to the Saline County Health Department, there have been 17 new COVID cases in Saline County since Monday. There are 80 cases of the virus currently active. No additional deaths due to COVID has been reported in the past week. Salina Regional Health Center reported three people require hospitalization for COVID. While me...

Local Health Officials Wary of Springfield Scenario

Todd PittengerJuly 9, 2021

Saline County health officials are watching and learning from what is happening in Springfield, Missouri. The federal government is sending a COVID surge team to support hospitals in southwest Missouri that are filling up with virus patients. Springfield is seeing an especially alarming spike. Springfield hospital system CoxHealth has had to transfer a dozen COVID-19 patients from one hospital ...

Saline County COVID Numbers Trending Up

Todd PittengerJuly 7, 2021

Health officials in Saline County say they have cause for concern because new cases of COVID and hospitalizations are on the rise while vaccine numbers are flat. According to the Saline County Health Department, new cases of COVID-19 are on the rise again, and particularly worrisome is that variants of the virus and hospitalizations are climbing quickly, while the number of vaccinated people in...

Hospital Modifies Visitation Guidelines

Todd PittengerJune 25, 2021

Salina Regional Health Center and its affiliated Salina clinics are modifying their COVID-19 visitor restrictions to accommodate patients and families while COVID-19 infection numbers remain low in the community. According to the hospital, effective today, hospital inpatients may have two visitors in the building at the same time instead of two visitors per day. Visitors will be required to che...

38.3 Percent of Saline County Vaccinated

Todd PittengerJune 24, 2021

The number of vaccinated people in Saline County continues to slowly grow. According to the Saline County Health Department, 20,772 people are now vaccinated, an increase of 304 over the past week. The agency says 38.3 percent  of our population is vaccinated. There have been are 20 new COVID cases in Saline County over the past week, and no new deaths. According to the Saline County Hea...

Walgreens Paying Customers to get Vaccinated

Todd PittengerJune 23, 2021

It pays to get vaccinated over the next several days. Literally. One of the largest pharmacy chains in the country is rewarding its customers who come in and get a COVID vaccination. Customers getting a COVID-19 vaccination at Walgreens will receive $25 in Walgreens Cash rewards. According to the company, the Walgreens Cash rewards will be available immediately following the vaccination for ...

Adult Care Facility COVID Testing Mandated

Todd PittengerJune 18, 2021

Kansas is ordering COVID testing at all adult care facilities in the state. Governor Laura Kelly Friday directed Kansas Department of Health and Environment Secretary Dr. Lee Norman to issue an order requiring COVID-19 testing in all adult care facilities statewide beginning immediately. According to the Governor's office, state-licensed adult care facilities were no longer required to conti...


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