Following is the Saline County Health Department COVID-19 update for Wednesday.
Due to an influx of residents testing positive for COVID-19, some cases have been referred to KDHE (the Kansas Department of Health and Environment) for investigation.
If you tested positive for COVID, you might receive a call from KDHE or the Saline County Health Department. Please answer your phone or ensure you have a working voicemail box and return the call.
If you have not been contacted within three days after testing positive, please call the Saline County Health Department at 785.826.6600.
Our offices will be closed on Friday and Monday; however, our investigators will still be working on cases, and you may receive a phone call on those days.
●Another member of our community has lost their life to COVID-19 since our last update on Monday.
●There have been 65 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Saline County since our last update.
●Salina Regional Health Center reports that 13 people are currently hospitalized due to COVID-19.
●The Saline County Health Department staff is currently monitoring 768 patients with issues related to COVID-19.
COVID Vaccination Update for Saline County
●An additional 188 people were vaccinated against COVID-19 this week, an increase of .4 percent.
●A total of 28,684 residents of Saline County have been vaccinated, accounting for 53 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.