Sep 01, 2021 9:49 PM

Saline County: 69 new COVID-19 cases since Monday

Posted Sep 01, 2021 9:49 PM

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

●14 people are currently hospitalized due to COVID-19.

●69 new cases of COVID-19 since Friday.

●176 variants were identified in the 300 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 sites, click here.

COVID Vaccination Update for Saline County

●An additional 360 people were vaccinated against COVID-19 this week, an increase of .6 percent.

●A total of 24,573 residents of Saline County have been vaccinated, accounting for 45.3 percent of the total population.

To find a vaccination location, click here.

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 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.