Oct 14, 2020 10:20 PM

Saline County reports 24 new COVID-19 cases; 812 of 929 recovered

Posted Oct 14, 2020 10:20 PM

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

There are 24 new positive COVID-19 cases in Saline County to report since the last update on Monday, October 12. The total for the county is now 929, with 105 cases that are actively being monitored by the Health Department, 812 that have recovered, and a total of 12 deaths. Salina Regional Health Center reporting that they have 9 hospitalized COVID-19 patients. Salina Regional is a regional hospital, the COVID-19 patient total is not specific to the number of Saline County residents who may be hospitalized. Our virtual dashboard was unable to be updated today due to the annual flu clinic.

The annual community flu clinic is occurring today, October 14th until 6 pm. This is a drive-thru clinic only at the 4-H Building located at 900 Greeley Ave.

According to the Kansas Department of Health & Environment, there are now 69,155 cases and 838 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 have any symptoms or are ill

●Wear masks in public spaces 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.