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190 New Saline County COVID Cases, 1 New Death

Todd PittengerNovember 13, 2020

With 190 new positive COVID-19 cases to report since the last update on Monday, Saline County has already surpassed the total number of new cases for the entire month of October  in the first 13 days of November. According to the Saline County Health Department, along with the 190 new cases there have now been 1,413 total cases, with 366 cases currently active. There are 1,220 people who have ...

COVID Overwhelming Saline County Health Department

Todd PittengerNovember 11, 2020

The Saline County Health Department is becoming overwhelmed dealing with COVID-19. Though because of Veteran's Day there will be no Wednesday report, the agency says it received over 50 new cases on Tuesday. "The Health Department is extremely overwhelmed with the number of new case investigations," said Saline County Health Officer Jason Tiller. “With the excessive amount of cases, it slows ...

McPherson County Going Back to Phase II

Jeremy BohnNovember 10, 2020

The McPherson County Health Department has issued a mandate to put the county back to "Phase 2" of its reopening plan, due to an increased amount of COVID-19 cases in the county. In response to the alarming increase in new COVID-19 cases and the pressure put on local healthcare systems, McPherson County Health Department (MCHD) and the McPherson County Board of County Commissioners/Board of Hea...

Clay County Public Offices Set to Go In To Lock Down Mode

KABI StaffNovember 10, 2020

Clay County public offices will go into “lock down mode,” effective Thursday, Nov. 12. Clay County Commissioners made the decision Monday, along with issuing a mask mandate. Their vote followed news the county saw 55 new COVID-19 cases since Friday, including four deaths. The county has had 227 cases in all, with 117 still active. County offices will do business by appointment only. Clay Ce...

Entire 3rd Grade Class Must Quarantine at USD 473

KABI StaffNovember 10, 2020

An entire class of students and teachers at an elementary school in the Chapman district must quarantine. Chapman USD 473 Superintendent of Schools, Jerry Hodson, has confirmed the third grade class at Blue Ridge Elementary School will be quarantined for a few days. The decision follows confirmed positive COVID-19 cases within the third grade class and after consulting the Dickinson County Heal...

Safety Tips For Holiday Travel

Jeremy BohnNovember 10, 2020

The next two months are usually filled with Americans traveling to-and-from different destinations. Visiting loved ones and friends in different parts of the country for the Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's and other holidays is the usual routine in years past. However, with a world-wide pandemic, it has caused some to reconsider their travel plans for the months of Nov. and Dec. Still, mill...

Kansas Doctor on Biden COVID-19 Advisory Board

Todd PittengerNovember 10, 2020

A Kansas doctor is named to President-elect Joe Biden's COVID-19 Advisory Board. Dr. Rick Bright of Hutchinson was announced as a part of the 13-member task force. Rick Bright, PhD, is an American immunologist, virologist, and former public health official. Dr. Bright was the director of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) from 2016 to 2020 and the Deputy Assistan...

Saline County Treasurer Hospitalized With COVID-19

Todd PittengerNovember 10, 2020

Last week officials announced the Saline County Treasurer’s Office was closing temporarily, with staff working remotely due to potential COVID-19 exposure. The Saline County Health Department said if you visited the Treasurer’s Office on Monday, November 2nd, or Tuesday, November 3rd, please monitor yourself for symptoms of COVID-19. This week Saline County Treasurer Jim DuBois announced he...

66 New Saline County COVID Cases

Todd PittengerNovember 9, 2020

There are 66 new positive COVID-19 cases in Saline County to report since the last update on Friday. According to the Saline County Health Department, there have now been 1,413 total cases, with 240 cases currently active. There are 1,157 people who have recovered, and a total of 16 deaths. Salina Regional Health Center reports that they have 17 hospitalized COVID-19 patients. Mobile Devi...

74 New Saline County COVID Cases, 2 New Deaths

Todd PittengerNovember 6, 2020

A record number of deaths and a record number of new COVID-19 cases are being reported in Saline County. With Friday's updated numbers, Saline County has seen 122 new cases of COVID-19 this week alone and three deaths. According to the Saline County Health Department, there are 74 new COVID-19 cases to report on Friday and two new deaths. The total for the county is now 1,347 cases, with 245 ca...


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