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Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates

Posted on: July 15, 2020

[ARCHIVED] 7-15-20 Daily Update: 136 Active, 232 Recovered

7-15 daily update

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – July 15, 2020) Riley County has 7 new positive cases since yesterday’s report and 4 more people have recovered. The totals are now 136 (+3) active, 232 (+4) recovered.

Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan reports no (0) COVID-19 patients and four PUI* patients currently hospitalized.

Find data for Riley County by clicking the Data & Info link on the Riley County Coronavirus website,

Riley County Statistics for Wednesday, July 15, 2020:

  • Total positive cases in Riley County Residents: 371**
  • Total Active: 136
  • Total Recovered: 232
  • Currently Hospitalized: 0
  • Total deaths: 3
  • Pending test results: 212
  • Negative test results: 3,529
  • Gender: Female: 43.9% (163)   Male: 56.1 % (208)
  • Average age: 29.98 years old

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*A PUI is a Person Under Investigation; a patient who has symptoms of COVID-19 and is waiting for test results.

**Please note, KDHE is reporting a total of 331 for Riley County. That number is incorrect. The total number of positives for Riley County is 371. The public can find daily updates for statewide statistics at

7-15 testing graph with notes

This graph represents test results, by week, for Riley County residents. The graph starts with the 10th week of the year (beginning March 1) and ends with the 28th week (beginning July 5). The percentage of positive tests to total test results is an important indicator.

The first spike on the graph occurred in week 14, March 29-April 4, when 46 tests were performed and 21.7% of the results were positive. The second spike occurred in week 26, June 21-27, when 473 tests were performed and 18.39% of the results were positive. Last week, July 5-11, 383 tests were performed and 12.79% of the results were positive.

The Riley County Health Department will host a Facebook Live update at 4:15 p.m. each Wednesday, instead of three times a week. The public can watch and ask questions on the RCHD Facebook page at /rileycountyhealthdepartment.

For more information about Riley County’s response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, visit the Riley County website at, follow RCHD on Facebook at /Rileycountyhealthdepartment/ and Twitter @RileyCoHealth.

7-15 daily update

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