(RILEY COUNTY, KS – June 29, 2020) Riley County numbers continue to increase, with 15 new cases since Sunday’s report. The new total is 222, with 134 active, 85 recovered, and 3 deaths. The majority of new patients in recent weeks have been younger, between the ages of 18-35. Younger people tend to have less severe cases and none of the new patients are currently hospitalized.
Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan has one positive patient who is on a ventilator. There is also one Person Under Investigation who is an inpatient. A PUI is a person who has symptoms of COVID-19 and is waiting for test results.
One additional staff person at Riley County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) has tested positive, for a total of seven positives associated with this outbreak. Two of the pending tests came back negative and one more person has been tested. Results will be shared when they are available. Any patients who were transported by any EMS staff who later tested positive will be contacted by the Riley County Health Department.
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. After hours, please contact your physician, Kstat, or other urgent care service if you have questions. If you have an emergency, call 911.
Riley County Statistics for Monday, June 29, 2020:
There will be a live update today at 4:15 p.m. on the Riley County Health Department’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Rileycountyhealthdepartment/. Live updates will continue on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Written reports will be issued each weekday starting today.
The public can find daily updates for statewide statistics at https://www.coronavirus.kdheks.gov/160/COVID-19-in-Kansas.
This graph represents test results, by date, for Riley County residents, by week, starting with the 10th week of the year which began March 1. The percentage of positive tests to total test results is an important indicator.
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.