(RILEY COUNTY, KS – May 2, 2020) There is 1 new confirmed COVID-19 case in Riley County today for a total of 52. The patient is a 23 year-old female. There are currently 23 active cases, and 29 people have recovered.
There are now 4,746 cases in Kansas. That represents an increase of 297 cases since yesterday. There have been 541 hospitalizations and 131 deaths statewide. Those daily updates are available for the public at https://www.coronavirus.kdheks.gov/160/COVID-19-in-Kansas
“While we’ve had fairly steady numbers of cases over the last few days, it’s important to continue to practice social distancing," said Local Health Officer Julie Gibbs. "The cases that have been appearing are the result of exposure up to 14 days ago. With the phased process of re-opening, we may not see the effects of a lack of social distancing for up to 2 weeks, so we cannot become complacent. Please continue to take precautions.”
Anyone who has symptoms of COVID-19 should call the Riley County Health Department’s Screening Hotline to speak with a nurse at 785-323-6400. The Screening Hotline is staffed every day from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. If you have an emergency, call 911.
Patients with at least two symptoms may be eligible for testing. The symptoms of coronavirus may appear 2-14 days after exposure (based on the incubation period of MERS-CoV viruses) and may include:
- fever of 100.4 or higher
- stiff joints and/or muscle ache
- sore throat
- cough or shortness of breath
- loss of taste
- diarrhea (that does not have another cause)
Riley County Statistics for Saturday, May 2, 2020:
- Total positive cases in Riley County Residents: 52
- Total Active: 23
- Total Recovered: 29
- Pending test results: 49
- Negative test results: 480
For more information about Riley County’s response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) threat, visit the Riley County website at https://www.rileycountyks.gov/covid19, follow RCHD on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Rileycountyhealthdepartment/ and Twitter @RileyCoHealth.
There will be a live Facebook update today at 4:15 p.m. Any members of the media who would like to participate should contact Vivienne Uccello.