Following is the Saline County COVID-19 update for Wednesday.
We are happy to share that no additional deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported since our March 22 update and Salina Regional Health Center has notified us that they currently have one patient hospitalized battling COVID-19.
There have been two new positive COVID-19 cases reported in Saline County since our last update on March 22, which brings the total number of positive cases for Saline County to 6,041.
The Health Department staff are now actively monitoring 115 cases. At least 5,818 people have recovered, but sadly 108 members of our community have lost their lives to this deadly virus. Our dashboard has been updated with the latest information:
According to the Kansas Department of Health & Environment Coronavirus Website, there have been 300,927 cases and 4,881 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. Sanitize frequently touched surfaces and areas such as doorknobs, handles, cell phones, tablets, etc.
5. 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.