(RILEY COUNTY, KS – April 23, 2020) The Riley County Health Department (RCHD) has been notified of three (3) new positive cases in the community, which brings the local total number to 37. There are 24 active patients and 13 who have recovered. There have been no COVID-19 related deaths in Riley County.
As of this morning, Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan has three (3) COVID-19 confirmed positive patients, and three (3) patients considered Persons Under Investigation (PUIs) for a total of six (6) in their care. One of those patients is a Riley County resident.
All three of the new patients are female, ages 19, 47, and 57 and are recovering in isolation in their homes. Two of the new patients are known to have been in contact with another positive patient, and contact tracing investigation is still in process for the third person.
There has been one new positive case in Pottawatomie County, for a total of seven (7) positives, and no new positives in Geary County. Geary County’s total remains at nine (9) confirmed cases. (KDHE is reporting 10 positives for Geary, but one of those patients was counted twice.)
The Kansas total saw a significant increase in cases today and there are now 2,482 positives statewide. This represents an increase of 271 since yesterday. There are 442 people in the hospital and 112 deaths in Kansas; those numbers have increased only slightly.
Riley County Statistics for Thursday, April 23, 2020:
*Note: Following CDC guidelines, patients are to remain in isolation through the duration of illness and are considered to be recovered after the following criteria have been met: At least three days (72 hours) since resolution of fever, without the use of fever-reducing medications and Improvement of respiratory symptoms AND At least seven days have passed since symptoms first appeared https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/disposition-in-home-patients.html
*KDHE is reporting 10 positives for Geary, but one of those patients was counted twice.