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Record Number of New COVID Cases

Todd Pittenger2 days ago
There have been 734 new COVID-19 positive cases in Saline County since Friday. According to the Saline County Health Department, over 2,000 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported locally in just 19 days in 2022. This is the highest number of new cases to hit the county since they began keeping records. Salina Regional Health Center ...

VIDEO: COVID Putting Strain on Hospital

Todd Pittenger1 week ago
The local surge in COVID cases in putting a strain on Salina Regional Health Center. Locally there have been as many COVID cases the first 12 days of this month as there were in all of January last year. In an update on Wednesday,  Sr. Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Robert Freelove said there ...

367 New COVID Cases, 2 New Deaths

Todd Pittenger1 week ago
There have been two new COVID deaths in Saline County since Monday and 367 new cases. According to the Saline County Health Department, there are currently 1,664 active cases in the community. Salina Regional Health Center reports that 25 patients require hospitalization related to COVID-19. There have been 190 COVID related deaths overall. An additional 208 people were vaccinated ...

1,000th January COVID Case in Salina

Todd Pittenger1 week ago
Thus far in January, more than 1,000 Saline County residents have tested positive for COVID. According to the Saline County Health Department, due to this overwhelming number, COVID investigators at the Saline County Health Department and KDHE are unable to contact everyone in a timely manner, and may not be able to contact everyone. If you ...

Hospital Changes Visitation Policy

Todd Pittenger1 week ago
The surge in COVID cases in Salina is prompting Salina Regional Health Center to make some policy changes. According to the hospital, they are modifying their COVID-19 visitor guidelines due to increasing numbers of COVID-19 infection in the community. As of Tuesday morning, SRHC had 24 inpatients admitted with COVID-19. The Saline County Health Department’s most recent ...

219 New COVID Cases, No New Deaths

Todd Pittenger2 weeks ago
There have been 219 new COVID cases in Saline County since Friday and no new deaths. According to the Saline County Health Department, there are currently 1,328 active cases in the community. Salina Regional Health Center reports that 27 patients require hospitalization related to COVID-19. There have been 188 COVID related deaths overall. The best way to stop the ...

Free COVID Test Kits to be Available

Todd Pittenger2 weeks ago
Free COVID rapid at home test kits will be available in Salina on Tuesday. Salina Family Healthcare Center is making the test kits available at a drive-thru event. The event will be from 11am until 1pm, or until supplies last, at the Ace Hardware Parking Lot at  321 S. Broadway. There will be a limit of two ...

COVID Surge in Salina

Todd Pittenger2 weeks ago
Local health authorities are searching for answers after over 500 new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Salina in 5 days. The Saline County Health Department's update on Wednesday indicated  there were 257 new cases and the Friday update added another 247 news cases for a total of 504 new cases of the virus in 5 ...

No New Deaths, 247 New COVID Cases

Todd Pittenger2 weeks ago
There have been no new COVID deaths in Saline County since Wednesday and 247 new cases. According to the Saline County Health Department, there are currently 1,180 active cases in the community. Salina Regional Health Center reports that 29 patients require hospitalization related to COVID-19. There have been 188 COVID related deaths overall. The Saline County Health Department was ...

Saline Co. to Clarify COVID 19 Guidelines

Jeff Garretson2 weeks ago
The Saline County Health Department has been sifting through CDC changes and seeking clarification from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment on COVID 19 guidelines. Saline County Health Officer Jason Tiller tells KSAL News those updated bullet points are coming soon. [audio mp3="https://www.ksal.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/Tiller-1-1-6.mp3"][/audio]   New guidelines recently released by the CDC are still under review. Saline County Health ...

No New COVID Deaths, 257 New Cases

Todd Pittenger2 weeks ago
There have been no new COVID deaths in Saline County since Monday and 257 new cases. According to the Saline County Health Department, there are currently 1,026 active cases in the community. Salina Regional Health Center reports that 28 patients require hospitalization related to COVID-19. There have been 188 COVID related deaths overall. An additional 200 people were vaccinated ...

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