Following is the Saline County Health Department COVID-19 update for Monday.
●There have been 38 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Saline County since our last update.
●Salina Regional Health Center reports that 18 people are currently hospitalized due to COVID-19.
●The Saline County Health Department is actively monitoring 409 cases.
The Saline County Health Department will no longer report variant information due to there being no significant changes in the types of variants to report. If you would like to learn more about variants in our county and the rest of the state please visit the KDHE COVID-19 Information Site, click on SAR-CoV2 Variants, and then hover over Saline County on the map.
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.govor 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.