(RILEY COUNTY, KS – July 8, 2020) Riley County has 8 new positive cases since yesterday’s report for a cumulative total of 325. There are 12 more recovered patients, reducing the number of active cases in the county to 141 (-4) active, with 181 (+12) recovered. There have been 3 COVID-related deaths in Riley County.
Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan still has one positive patient who is on a ventilator and now has one PUI patient. A PUI is a Person Under Investigation; someone who has symptoms of COVID-19 and is waiting for test results.
Konza United Way is in need of more donated cloth masks to meet the demand of Riley County residents. Masks for both children and adults are needed. They will accept donations on Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon to 3:00 p.m. or by appointment. Please drop off masks at their office located in Downtown Manhattan at 555 Poyntz Avenue, Suite 245. For more information, please contact Konza United Way at (785) 776-3779 or visit their website at https://www.konzaunitedway.org/
*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 325. The public can find daily updates for statewide statistics at https://www.coronavirus.kdheks.gov/160/COVID-19-in-Kansas.
There will be a live update on the Riley County Facebook page today at 4:15 p.m.
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.