Following is the Saline County COVID-19 update for Friday.
●One new death from COVID-19 since Wednesday.
●Variants have been identified in the 165 of 289 samples sent for sequencing.
●35 new cases of COVID-19, since Wednesday.
Saline County has lost another member of the community to COVID-19, bringing the death toll in the county to 128, an additional two this week.
Salina Regional Health Center reports they currently have 20 patients who require hospitalization for COVID-19.
There have been 35 new COVID-19 cases identified since our last update on Wednesday, making 117 new cases in the last seven days. The Saline County Health Department staff is actively monitoring 498 cases of COVID-19. There has been a total of 7091 confirmed cases, and at least 6465 people have recovered from COVID-19.
KDHE has identified variants in 165 of the 289 specimens sent from Saline County for sequencing. At least 23,802 people or 43.9 percent of the population have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in Saline County.
Due to the overwhelming number of new cases and hospitalizations, vaccination/ re-infection rates are not available at this time. The Saline County Health Department and Salina Regional Health Center thank you for your patience and understanding.