(RILEY COUNTY, KS – July 7, 2020) Riley County has 8 new positive cases and 18 more recovered cases since yesterday’s report. There are now 145 (-10) active, 169 (+18) recovered, and 3 deaths.
Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan still has one positive patient who is on a ventilator and no (0) PUI patients currently hospitalized.
“We currently have more recovered cases than active cases, which is a good sign,” said Public Health Emergency Preparedness Coordinator Andrew Adams. “The increase in recovered cases reflects the new positives identified 10-14 days ago. The majority of the recoveries have been in the 18-24 age range, which means that, while we’re seeing an increase in cases in that age range, overall, illness has been less severe.”
Riley County Local Health Officer Julie Gibbs will issue Local Health Order No. 14 later today. Details of the order will be shared with the media and posted on the rileycountyks.gov/coronavirus website.
Riley County Statistics for Tuesday, July 7, 2020:
*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 317. The public can find daily updates for statewide statistics at https://www.coronavirus.kdheks.gov/160/COVID-19-in-Kansas.
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.