July 29 Press Release

There are 7 new positive COVID-19 cases in Saline County that have been identified since the Monday, July 27 report. The total for the county is now 334, with 65 cases that are actively being monitored by the Health Department, 264 that have recovered. Sadly, we were notified of an additional death overnight. Salina Regional Health Center reports that they have a total of 5 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 dashboard is updated with the latest information:

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According to the Kansas Department of Health & Environment, there are now 26,870 cases and 349 deaths statewide. This information can be found here.

Announcements:

• The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has rescinded the boil water advisory for Assaria. KDHE has completed laboratory testing indicating no evidence of bacterial contamination after a loss of pressure in the system.

• The Saline County Coronavirus Relief Fund Advisory Committee issued a press release regarding funds that are available for local businesses and non-profits to apply for reimbursements or future COVID-19 related expenses. Applications for requested funding are due by July 31st at 5 pm. Learn more by visiting our website.

Jason Tiller, Health Officer, stated “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. Continue to do these things and we can control the spread in our community.”

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