Here's the Saline County update on multiple topics for Monday:
There are 9 new positive COVID-19 cases in Saline County that have been identified since the Friday, July 24 report. The total for the county is now 327, with 120 cases that are actively being monitored by the Health Department, 203 that have recovered. Sadly, we were notified of an additional death over the weekend. Salina Regional Health Center reports that they have a total of 4 hospitalized COVID-19 patients. Salina Regional is a regional hospital, the COVID-19 patient total is not specific to the number of Saline County residents who may be hospitalized. Our dashboard is updated with the latest information:
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According to the Kansas Department of Health & Environment, there are now 26,172 cases and 335 deaths statewide. This information can be found at https://www.coronavirus.kdheks.gov/.
•The Kansas Department of Agriculture is asking the public to report any receipt of unsolicited packages of seeds. If you receive a package of this type, please DO NOT plant the seeds. If they are in sealed packaging, don’t open the package. Instead, please call the KDA’s plant protection and weed control program at 785-564-6698, via email at [email protected], or the complaint reporting portion of the KDA website https://www.agriculture.ks.gov/kdaservices/complaint-form/plant-protection-and-weed-control-complaint.
•The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Assaria. This advisory takes effect on July 27th and will remain in effect until the conditions that placed the system at risk of bacterial contamination are resolved.
•The Saline County Coronavirus Relief Fund Advisory Committee issued a press release regarding funds that are available for local businesses and non-profits to apply for reimbursements or future COVID-19 related expenses. Applications for requested funding are due by July 31st at 5 pm.
Learn more by visiting our website https://www.saline.org/Coronavirus/CRF-Funding.
We will continue to communicate the same public health messages on 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