Following is the Saline County Health Department COVID-19 update for Friday.
●Three people have lost their lives to COVID-19 since our last update on Wednesday.
●Salina Regional Health Center reports that they have 20 patients currently hospitalized due to COVID-19.
●There are 63 new cases of COVID-19 reported since Wednesday.
●KDHE has identified 231 variants in the 357 samples sent from Saline County for sequencing.
●The staff at the Saline County Health Department is currently monitoring 715 cases of COVID-19.
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The CDC recently released the Coronavirus Self-Checker. It is an interactive clinical assessment tool that will assist individuals ages 13 and older, and parents and caregivers of children ages 2 to 12 on deciding when to seek testing or medical care if they suspect they or someone they know has contracted COVID-19 or has come into close contact with someone who has COVID-19.
The online, mobile-friendly tool asks a series of questions, and based on the user’s responses, provides recommended actions and resources.