(RILEY COUNTY, KS – July 6, 2020) Riley County has 36 new positive cases since the Friday, July 3 report, bringing the total to 309. There are now 155 (+7) active, 151 (+29) recovered, and 3 deaths.
Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan has one positive patient who is on a ventilator and no (0) PUI patients currently hospitalized.
Riley County is hiring additional staff to keep up with the demands of contact tracing for the health department. Contact tracers communicate with positive patients and their close contacts by phone and are an important part of the response. Visit the Riley County jobs portal online for more details or to submit an application. https://ks-rileycounty.civicplushrms.com/careers/
*Please note, KDHE is reporting a total of 286 for Riley County. That number is incorrect. The total number of positives for Riley County is 309. 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 for Riley County residents by week, starting with March 1 as the 10th week of the year. The percentage of positive tests compared to the total number of people tested is an important indicator. For the week of June 28 (week 27), the percent of positive tests was 13.8%. This is lower than the previous week (week 26) which had a positive test rate of 18%.
Tune in for a live update today at 4:15 on the Riley County Facebook page at /Rileycountyhealthdepartment/
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 Rileycountyhealthdepartment/ and Twitter @RileyCoHealth.