New Death, 7 New COVID-19 Saline County Cases

New Death, 7 New COVID-19 Saline County Cases

The new case brings the county's total to 171 cases.

There are 7 new positive COVID-19 cases in Saline County, and another person has died.

The Jackson County Health Department asks that anyone at the event notify others of the possible exposure, and asks that anyone with symptoms of the virus isolate themselves from others as much as possible.

"It took almost 4 months into the pandemic for Jackson County to hit 100 cases", said Jackson Baures, division manager for Jackson County Public Health. Of the 429 ventilators available to area hospitals, 119 were in use, including seven for confirmed COVID-19 patients.

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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".

The Douglas County Health Department has reported 85 new cases and 1 new death for Thursday. Three hundred and fifty people have recovered.

It was the third straight day with a reported death at the long-term care facility, which is the site of the second deadliest outbreak of COVID-19 locally to date.

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