Sep 08, 2021 9:48 PM

Saline County: 3 additional deaths, 79 new COVID-19 cases

Posted Sep 08, 2021 9:48 PM

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

●Three people have died of COVID-19 since our last update on Friday.

●There have been 79 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Saline County since our last update.

●Salina Regional Health Center reports that 14 people are currently hospitalized due to COVID-19.

●198 variants were identified in the 322 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.

For local COVID testing information, click here.

COVID Vaccination Update for Saline County

●An additional 273 people were vaccinated against COVID-19 this week, an increase of .5 percent.

●A total of 24,846 residents of Saline County have been vaccinated, accounting for 45.6 percent of the total population.

For a vaccination location finder, click here.

August COVID Update for Saline County

●14 people lost their battle with COVID-19 during the month of August.

●613 new cases of COVID-19 were reported to the Saline County Health Department.

●Of those new cases, 557 were unvaccinated while 56 were fully vaccinated.

●Salina Regional Health Center reports that during the month of August, it admitted 53 patients for COVID-19. Of those, 45 (85 percent) were unvaccinated.

*New case investigations are ongoing and total cases may not include those most recently reported.

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 or contact your local medical provider.

Get vaccinated. You can find a vaccine at vaccines.govor 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 distance between 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.