Jun 24, 2020 10:03 PM

Saline County reports 22 new confirmed COVID-19 cases

Posted Jun 24, 2020 10:03 PM
Image courtesy Saline County Health Department
Image courtesy Saline County Health Department

Here's Saline County's COVID-19 update for Wednesday:

There are 22 new positive COVID-19 cases in Saline County that have been identified since the Monday, June 22 report. The total for the county is now 77, with 45 cases that are actively being monitored by the Health Department. All of the new cases are associated with prior positive cases and all of these individuals are isolating at home. *KDHE is reporting 66 positives for Saline County but that total does not include the most recent cases received since their last update at 12:30 pm. The total for Saline County is 77.

According to the Kansas Department of Health & Environment, there are now 12,970 cases and 261 deaths statewide. This information can be found at https://www.coronavirus.kdheks.gov/.

Know the symptoms of COVID-19. “Younger patients often have mild symptoms and some are not even aware they are sick,” said County Health Officer Jason Tiller. “This is one of the reasons why it is crucial to maintain social distancing, wearing masks, and good hand hygiene practices anytime you’re out in public.”

Symptoms can range from mild to severe illness and appear 2-14 days after you are exposed. Symptoms can include the following:

•Cough

•Sore throat

•New loss of taste or smell

•Fever

•Muscle pain

•Chills

•Shortness of Breath or difficulty breathing

Stay home if you are feeling ill and call your primary care physician to discuss your symptoms.

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