Following is the Saline County Health Department COVID-19 update for Wednesday.
Three additional members of our community have lost their lives to COVID-19 since our last update on Friday.
Another 279 people have had COVID-19 positive test results reported to the Saline County Health Department.
The Salina Regional Health Center reports that 19 people are hospitalized due to COVID-19.
There are a recorded 2,695 active cases of COVID-19. Due to this overwhelmingly high number of cases, the Saline County Health Department will only be contacting those under 18 years old or who have requested an isolation letter for their employers.
If you test positive and require a letter for work, please contact the Health Department at 785.826.6600.
COVID Vaccination Update for Saline County
●An additional 125 people were vaccinated against COVID-19 this week, an increase of .2 percent.
●A total of 29,654 residents of Saline County have been vaccinated, accounting for 54.7 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 least 6 feet of distance between 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.