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Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates

Posted on: June 24, 2020

6-24-20 Daily Update: 156 Positive, 83 Active, 70 Recovered, 3 Deaths

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – June 24, 2020) There are 24 new positive patients in Riley County that have been identified since the Monday, June 22 report. The total for the county is now 156, with 83 active cases. Half of all patients who have tested positive in Riley County are between the ages of 18-24.

“Younger patients often have mild symptoms and some are not even aware they are sick,” said Local Health Officer Julie Gibbs. “This is one of the reasons why it is crucial to maintain social distancing and good hand hygiene practices anytime you’re out in public. Please stay home as much as possible and avoid situations where social distancing is difficult to maintain.”

Everyone is advised to take action to prevent catching or spreading COVID-19. These actions include the following:

  • Stay home as much as possible.
  • Wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water is not available, use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Stay at least 6-ft away from others if you have to go out in public.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth mask when in public. (Not recommended for children 2 and younger.)
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with an elbow or tissue. Throw the used tissue away and immediately wash your hands.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily -- including phones, keyboards, doorknobs, handles and light switches – with an EPA-registered disinfectant.

Find more information from the CDC at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention.html

Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan has 2 positive patients, one of those patients is on a ventilator. There is also 1 Person Under Investigation (PUI) currently hospitalized. A PUI is a person who has symptoms of COVID-19 and is waiting for test results.

The public can find daily updates for statewide statistics at https://www.coronavirus.kdheks.gov/160/COVID-19-in-Kansas.

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 Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. through the month of June. If you have an emergency, call 911.

Riley County Statistics for Wednesday, June 24, 2020:

  • Total positive cases in Riley County Residents: 156
  • Total Active: 83
  • Total Recovered: 70
  • Currently Hospitalized: 2
  • Total deaths: 3
  • Pending test results: 117
  • Negative test results: 2,258

*KDHE is reporting 152 positives for Riley County but that total does not include the most recent patients. The total for Riley County is 156.

The public can find daily updates for statewide statistics at https://www.coronavirus.kdheks.gov/160/COVID-19-in-Kansas.

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