Saline County COVID-19 Update: Seven New Cases Identified, Fifth Death Confirmed

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SALINA – There are seven new positive COVID-19 cases in Saline County that have been identified since the Monday, July 27 report, according to a media release from the Saline County Health Department.

The total for the county is now 334, with 65 cases that are actively being monitored by the Health Department, 264 that have recovered. An additional death was reported over the weekend, bringing the county total to five. Salina Regional Health Center reports that they have a total of five 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.

According to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, there are now 26,870 cases and 349 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.

“In order to keep people working and ensure our kids can return to school, the simple measures of wearing a mask, hand washing, social distancing, and staying home when you are sick are ones that work, said Saline County Health Officer Jason Tiller. “Continue to do these things and we can control the spread in our community.”

Health Department officials continue to communicate the same public health messages on what you can do to slow 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

Only follow official sources to obtain information: www.saline.org/coronavirus or www.kdheks.gov.

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