Following is the Saline County Health Department COVID-19 update for Wednesday.
●One additional member of our community has lost their life to COVID-19 since our last update on Monday, bringing the total number of deaths of Saline County residents to 164.
●There have been 48 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Saline County since our last update.
●Salina Regional Health Center reports that 12 people are currently hospitalized due to COVID-19.
●306 variants have been identified in the 430 samples sent from Saline County to KDHE for sequencing.
COVID Vaccination Update for Saline County
●An additional 203 people were vaccinated against COVID-19 this week, an increase of .2 percent.
●A total of 26,400 residents of Saline County have been vaccinated, accounting for 48.9 percent of the total population.
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 indoors in crowded spaces.
●Maintain at least6 feet of distancebetween 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.