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Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates

Posted on: May 7, 2020

[ARCHIVED] 5-7-20 Daily Update: 56 Positive, 20 Active

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – May 7, 2020) The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) notified the Riley County Health Department (RCHD) of one new positive case since yesterday’s report. The new patient is a 62 year-old male and Riley County’s total number of positives is now 56. Of that total, 20 cases are active and 36 people have recovered. The public can access Riley County statistics at

Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan has 2 positive patients and 2 Persons Under Investigation (PUIs) currently hospitalized. PUIs are patients who have symptoms and are waiting for test results.

Kansas has a new total of 6,144 positives. That represents an increase of 410 cases statewide since yesterday. There have been 587 hospitalizations and 147 deaths in Kansas. The public can find daily updates for statewide statistics at

A total of 631 tests have been administered in Riley County so far. That number represents approximately 1% of the total population in the county, using the population estimate of 73,703 residents. Statewide, approximately 1.45% of the population has been tested. Part the State’s Ad Astra: A Plan to Reopen Kansas focuses on measuring progress by monitoring testing rates, among other metrics, with the goal of increasing testing statewide.

Riley County Statistics for Thursday, May 7, 2020:

  • Total positive cases in Riley County Residents: 56
  • Total Active: 20
  • Total Recovered: 36
  • Pending test results: 49
  • Negative test results: 575

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For more information about Riley County’s response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, visit the Riley County website at, follow RCHD on Facebook at and Twitter @RileyCoHealth.

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