Sep 02, 2020 10:13 PM

With COVID-19 cases topping 500, county urges vigilance

Posted Sep 02, 2020 10:13 PM

Following is the Saline County COVID-19 update for Wednesday.

We realize that many citizens have become numb to the updates on the COVID-19 pandemic. Now is not the time to ignore the public health messages and recommendations. Our new cases in the last 48 hours are from a multitude of activities, locations, and situations. With children back in school and college in session, we all must continue to wash hands, stay home when ill, wear masks in public settings, and practice social distancing and continue doing what is right to protect ourselves and our loved ones.

There are 27 new positive COVID-19 cases in Saline County that have been identified since the Monday, August 31 report. The total for the county is now 503, with 105 cases that are actively being monitored by the Health Department, 389 that have recovered, and a total of 9 deaths. Salina Regional Health Center reports that they have 5 hospitalized COVID-19 patients. Our dashboard is updated with the latest information.

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According to the Kansas Department of Health & Environment, there are now 43,940 cases and 458 deaths statewide. This information can be found at https://www.coronavirus.kdheks.gov/.

Here is what you can do to help us to stop the spread:

●Stay home if you’re sick

●Wear masks in public spaces both indoor and outdoor as required by City Ordinance and County Resolution

●Maximize physical distance (6 feet or more) in public settings

●Avoid socializing with large groups

●High-risk individuals should only leave the house for essential needs

●Wash your hands frequently

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