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One New Death, 32 New Covid Cases

Todd PittengerFebruary 10, 2021

There is one new death and 32 new COVID-19 cases in Saline County. According to the Saline County Health Department, there have now been 5,797 total cases with with 1,329 currently active. There are now 101 people who have died. Salina Regional Health Center reports they currently have 13 patients who require hospitalization for COVID-19. The county dashboard has been updated with the la...

Saline County Expanding Vaccination Priorities

Todd PittengerFebruary 10, 2021

Saline County Health Officials are preparing to broaden those who are being vaccinated against COVID-19. The Saline County Health Department expects to meet their milestone of vaccinating 30 percent of the over 65 population by the end of this week. According to the agency, this will allows them to start scheduling high-contact critical workers to receive their vaccinations beginning next week....

5 New COVID Deaths, 50 New Cases

Todd PittengerFebruary 8, 2021

There are 5 new COVID deaths and 50 new cases of the virus in Saline County. According to the Saline County Health Department, there have now been 5,765 total cases with 1,303 of them currently active. There are now 100 people who have died. Salina Regional Health Center reports they currently have 16 patients who require hospitalization for COVID-19. The county dashboard has been updated w...

River Festival Rescheduled For September

Todd PittengerFebruary 8, 2021

The Smoky Hill River Festival will be held this year, but with one major change. It will be in September. According to Salina Arts and Humanities, after consultation with City of Salina staff and officials, they are rescheduling the Smoky Hill River Festival to Thursday to Sunday, September 2-5, 2021. ​Festival staff has taken this action to ensure that the energy and spirit of the River ...

2 New COVID Deaths, 54 New Cases

Todd PittengerFebruary 5, 2021

There are two new COVID deaths in Saline County and 54 new cases of the virus. According to the Saline County Health Department there now have been 5,715 total cases, with 1,569 cases currently active. Now 95 people have died. Salina Regional Health Center reports they currently have 17 patients who require hospitalization for COVID-19. The county dashboard has been updated with the lates...

Wider Group Soon to be Vaccinated

Todd PittengerFebruary 5, 2021

More than 10 percent of the eligible population in Saline County has been vaccinated against COVID-19. According to the Saline County Health Department, at this time, approximately 4,700 individuals have received their first or both doses of the COVID-19 vaccination. By the end of next week they expect to meet or exceed the first Phase 2 milestone of having vaccinated more than 30 percent of...

UK Variant COVID Case is FHSU Student

Todd PittengerFebruary 5, 2021

The state of Kansas's first UK Variant COVID-19 case is a student athlete at Fort Has State University. According to the school in Hays, a student-athlete who tested positive for the COVID-19 virus as part of the university’s weekly student athlete testing program, has been identified through whole genome sequencing as positive for the UK variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus by the Kansas Departme...

UK Variant COVID Discovered In Kansas

Todd PittengerFebruary 4, 2021

The state of Kansas is reporting its first UK Variant COVID-19 case. Health officials say the case was discovered this week in Ellis County. Officials do not know how the person contracted the UK Variant. According to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, A case investigation is being conducted to determine how the person became infected with this particular variant of the SARS-CoV-2...

More Than $3.6 Million in FEMA Assistance to Salina

Todd PittengerFebruary 4, 2021

Salina Regional Health Center will receive more than $3.3 million to help the hospital increase staff available for emergency rooms and intensive care facilities dealing with COVID-19 cases. According to Senator Roger Marshall's Office, Salina Regional Health Center has taken on additional, temporary staff – primarily travel nurses and nursing assistants – to help alleviate staffing shortag...

70 New COVID Cases, 1 New Death

Todd PittengerFebruary 3, 2021

There are 70 new COVID-19 cases in Saline County, and one new death. According to the Saline County Heath Department, there have now been 5,661 total cases with 1,612 currently active. There are 93 people who have died. Salina Regional Health Center reports they currently have 19 patients who require hospitalization for COVID-19. The county dashboard has been updated with the latest infor...


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