Apr 16, 2021 9:40 PM

Saline County: 19 new COVID-19 cases; 5,978 of 6,138 recovered

Posted Apr 16, 2021 9:40 PM

Following is the Saline County COVID-19 update for Friday.

We are happy to share that no additional deaths due to COVID-19have been reported since March 22. Salina Regional Health Center has notified us that they currently have three patients hospitalized for COVID-19.

There have been 19 new positive COVID-19 cases reported in Saline County since our last update on April 14, which marks the highest number of new cases in our community in over a month and brings the total number of positive cases for Saline County to 6,138.

The Health Department staff are now actively monitoring 52 cases. At least 5,978 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:

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According to the Kansas Department of Health & Environment Coronavirus Website, there have been 305,861 cases and 4,953 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. 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. 

Only follow official sources to obtain information: www.saline.org/coronavirus or www.kdheks.gov