Sep 29, 2021 9:34 PM

Saline County: 46 new COVID-19 cases; 563 active cases

Posted Sep 29, 2021 9:34 PM

Following is the Saline County Health Department COVID-19 update for Wednesday:

●There have been 46 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Saline County since our last update.

●Salina Regional Health Center reports that 17 people are currently hospitalized due to COVID-19.

●250 variants have been identified in the 374 samples sent from Saline County to KDHE for sequencing.

More data and additional information can be found on the Saline County Coronavirus webpageKDHE COVID-19 Information Site, and CDC COVID-19 Tracker.

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COVID Vaccination Update for Saline County

●An additional 374 people were vaccinated against COVID-19 this week, an increase of .6 percent.

●A total of 25,513 residents of Saline County have been vaccinated, accounting for 47 percent of the total population.

The best way to stop the spread of COVID-19 and thus prevent mutation of the virus is:

●Stay home if you are sick.

●Get tested if you feel unwell, even if you don’t believe it is COVID. You can find testing centers at VaccinateSalineCountyKS.com/testing or contact your local medical provider.

●Get vaccinated. You can find a vaccine at vaccines.gov or contact your local medical provider.

●Wear a mask, especially if you are not fully vaccinated. If you are fully vaccinated, wear a mask when in-doors in crowded spaces.

●Maintain at least 6 feet of distancebetween yourself and those with whom you do not live.

●Do not travel to “hot spots."

●If you test positive, isolate immediately and be open and honest with COVID caseworkers about your contacts.