SALINA – There are 17 new positive COVID-19 cases in Saline County that have been identified since the Friday, September 4 report, according to a media release from the Saline County Health Department. A report was not released on Monday due to the Labor Day holiday.
The total for the county is now 539, with 86 cases that are actively being monitored by the Health Department and the total number of deaths remains at nine. The total number of recoveries for Saline County is now at 444.
Salina Regional Health Center reports that they have five hospitalized COVID-19 patients.
According to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, there are now 47,410 cases and 495 deaths statewide. This information can be found by clicking or tapping here.
Saline County’s dashboard has been updated to include age ranges of cases in active isolation, recovered, and deceased. This dashboard is updated on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays by 5 p.m.
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment began releasing active locations of outbreaks on Wednesday, which can be found by clicking or tapping here and under “Cluster Summary”. This information will be published by KDHE weekly on Wednesdays. Active locations will be released when there are five or more confirmed cases associated the location. For private businesses, the name of the business will only be released if there are 20 or more cases associated with the location. In Kansas, an outbreak is defined as two or more cases associated with one known exposure. No patient names will be released.
The Health Department reminds everyone to watch for symptoms of COVID-19, which may vary from person to person and can include:
- Fever (100.4 degrees or higher)
- Shaking or exaggerated shivering
- Muscle pain or muscle ache
- General discomfort, uneasiness or pain
- Sore throat
- Cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- New smell and taste disorders
Here’s what you can do to help stop the spread:
- Stay home if you’re sick
- Wear masks in public settings
- 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