(RILEY COUNTY, KS – June 1, 2020) Riley County has 2 new positive patients, for a cumulative total of 66. The patients are members of the same household, a 44 year-old female and 46 year-old male.
"Our thoughts are with this family as they fight the disease," said Local Health Officer Julie Gibbs.
Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan has 1 positive patient and 2 Persons Under Investigation (PUIs) currently hospitalized. Two patients, one positive and one PUI, are on ventilators.
“Residents of Riley County have made great progress in flattening the curve and setting an example for how to fight COVID-19 up to this point, but we are not out of the woods yet,” said Andrew Adams, Public Health Emergency Preparedness Coordinator for Riley County.
Most of the laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 patients in Riley County have recovered. However, coronavirus a very serious illness and will continue to pose a threat. We all need to continue our efforts to slow the spread of illness by practicing social distancing when in public, wearing a mask when social distancing is difficult, washing our hands, covering our coughs and sneezes, and staying home when sick.
Kansas has a total of 10,011 positives. That represents an increase of 292 cases since Friday, May 29. To date, there have been 862 hospitalizations and 217 deaths in Kansas. The public can find daily updates for statewide statistics at https://www.coronavirus.kdheks.gov/160/COVID-19-in-Kansas
Riley County Statistics for Monday, June 1, 2020:
*KDHE is reporting 64 positives for Riley County but that total does not include the most recent patients. The total for Riley County is 66.
For more information about Riley County’s response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, visit the Riley County website at https://www.rileycountyks.gov/covid19, follow RCHD on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Rileycountyhealthdepartment/ and Twitter @RileyCoHealth.