Here is Saline County’s COVID-19 update for Monday.
Unfortunately, we have been made aware of 2 more deaths related to COVID-19. There are 150 new positive cases of COVID-19 in Saline County since our last update on Wednesday, November 25. The total number of positive cases for Saline County is now 2,427 with 478 cases being actively monitored by the Department of Health, 1,927 who have recovered and a total of 22 deaths. The latest notification from the Salina Regional Health Center reported that 34 patients were hospitalized for COVID-19. Our dashboard has been updated with the latest information:
● Mobile device users: https://arcg.is/yjPT1
● Desktop users: https://arcg.is/1qHnb0
Health Department staff continue to be overwhelmed and several days late in contacting new positive cases and close contacts. We have added staff and some cases are routed to contact tracers at KDHE, but we are still late. Please, we ask for your patience. If you have tested positive or are known to be a close contact, please do not call the Department of Health unless at least 3 days have passed and you have not heard from us. We understand that for both employees and employers, quarantine or isolation documents may be required to verify leave. However, with several days of delay, we are not able to immediately produce the necessary documentation.
According to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, there are now 157,446 cases and 1,560 deaths statewide. This information can be found at https://www.coronavirus.kdheks.gov/.
Following proven public health guidelines to slow the spread of COVID-19 continues to be extremely important to everyone. Please:
- Wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds with hot, soapy water. Use hand sanitizer if you don’t have access to soap and water.
- Maintain a physical distance of at least 6 feet between yourself and others.
- Wear masks in public spaces as required by city ordinance and county resolution. You need to cover your nose and mouth for masks to work.
- By public health decree, gatherings are limited to 15 people or less (with certain exceptions for establishments).
- Disinfect frequently touched surfaces and areas such as doorknobs, handles, cell phones, tablets, etc.
- Stay home if you are sick. It doesn’t matter if you think it could be a cold, it could be allergies, but it could also be worse.
Only follow official sources for information: www.saline.org/coronavirus or www.kdheks.gov.