Following is the Saline County COVID-19 update for Monday.
There are 26 new positive COVID-19 cases in Saline County that have been identified since the Friday, July 10 report. Sadly, we were notified of an additional death over the weekend. The total for the county is now 241, with 168 cases that are actively being monitored by the Health Department, 70 that have recovered, and 3 deaths.
According to the Kansas Department of Health & Environment, there are now 20,058 cases and 288 deaths statewide. This information can be found at https://www.coronavirus.kdheks.gov/.
Our additional cases are related to a multitude of things; other positive cases, travel, family gatherings, funerals, weddings, and other gatherings. There is significant community spread and multiple exposures. With many returning back to “normal” and having gatherings with friends and family, we are finding that one ill person attending those events is exposing multiple people. We have communicated the same public health recommendations since the beginning of March and will continue to do so. Here is what you can do to slow the spread:
•Stay home if you’re sick
•Wear masks in public settings
•Maximize physical distance (6 feet or more) in public settings
•Avoid socializing with large groups
•High-risk individuals should only leave the house for essential needs
•Wash your hands frequently
•The deadline to register to vote in the August 4th Primary Election is July 14th. The Saline County Clerk/Election Office will have late-night voter registration on July 13th and 14th from 5 pm to 8 pm. You can check your voter registration, find your polling place, and see a sample ballot online at http://www.voteks.org/. Please contact our office if you have questions 785-309-5820.