Oct 07, 2020 10:28 PM

Saline County: 1 additional death, 13 new COVID-19 cases

Posted Oct 07, 2020 10:28 PM

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

Yesterday afternoon we were notified of an additional death of a Saline County resident related to COVID-19. We have 13 new positive COVID-19 cases in Saline County to report since the last update on Monday, October 5. The total for the county is now 859, with 103 cases that are actively being monitored by the Health Department, 744 that have recovered, and a total of 12 deaths. Salina Regional Health Center reporting that they have 8 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 has been updated with the latest information:

●Mobile Device Users: https://arcg.is/yjPT1

●Desktop Users: https://arcg.is/1qHnb0

According to the Kansas Department of Health & Environment, there are now 63,952 cases and 723 deaths statewide. This information can be found at https://www.coronavirus.kdheks.gov/.

Announcements:

●The Kansas Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (KCDHH) announced a program to distribute Visible Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) available to Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals, their family members and/or personal caretakers. Learn more about how to request Visible PPE at http://www.dcf.ks.gov/services/RS/Pages/PPEprogram.aspx.

Here is what you can do to help us to stop the spread:

●Stay home if you have any symptoms or are ill

●Wear masks in public spaces as required by City Ordinance and County Resolution

●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

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