Jan 29, 2021 10:31 PM

Saline County: 51 new COVID-19 cases, 3,637 of 5,518 recovered

Posted Jan 29, 2021 10:31 PM

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

We are so pleased to announce that there have been no additional deaths due to COVID-19 reported since our last update on January 27; sadly 92 members of our community have lost their lives to this deadly virus. Salina Regional Health Center has notified us that they currently have 22 patients who require hospitalization for COVID-19.

There have been 51 new positive COVID-19 cases reported in Saline County since January 27, which brings the total number of positive cases for Saline County to 5,518.

The Health Department staff are now actively monitoring 1,789 cases. At least 3,637 have recovered. Our dashboard has been updated with the latest information:

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This is an ever-evolving situation. Please continue to follow official sources to obtain the most accurate information possible.

If you have tested positive or you are known to be a close contact, please do not call the Health Department unless it has been at least five days since you received your results and you have not heard from us. We understand that for both employees and employers, quarantine or isolation documentation may be necessary to verify a leave of absence. Please refer to our FAQ Section for additional questions.   

According to the Kansas Department of Health & Environment Coronavirus Website, there are now 274,685 cases and 3,779 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 as required by City Ordinance and County Resolution. You must cover your nose and mouth for masks to be effective. 

4. By Public Health Order, gatherings are limited to 15 persons or less (with certain exceptions for establishments). 

5. Sanitize frequently touched surfaces and areas such as doorknobs, handles, cell phones, tablets, etc.

6. 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