Dec 29, 2021 10:53 PM

Saline County: Total COVID-19 cases surpass 10,000; 3 more deaths

Posted Dec 29, 2021 10:53 PM

Following is the Saline County Health Department COVID-19 update for Wednesday. Because of the Christmas holiday, the last update was a week ago.

●Saline County hit a grim milestone this week marking more than 10,000 people in Saline County who have tested positive for COVID-19.

●Three additional members of our community have lost their life to COVID-19 since our last update on Dec. 22.

●There have been 196 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Saline County since our last update.

●Salina Regional Health Center reports that 22 people are currently hospitalized due to COVID-19.

●The Saline County Health Department staff is currently monitoring 959 patients with issues related to COVID-19.

More data and additional information can be found on the Saline County Coronavirus webpageKDHE COVID-19 Information Site, and CDC COVID-19 Tracker.

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COVID Vaccination Update for Saline County

●An additional 203 people were vaccinated against COVID-19 this week, an increase of .3 percent.

●A total of 28,887 residents of Saline County have been vaccinated, accounting for 53.3 percent of the total population.

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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.