(RILEY COUNTY, KS – August 4, 2020) Riley County has 2 new positive cases since yesterday’s report, and 37 more recoveries. The totals are now 96 active, 351 recovered, and 5 deaths.
Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan is caring for three positive patients and zero PUI* patients. None of these patients are on ventilators at this time.
As students return to the community, please remember that masks are strongly recommended for everyone in Riley County. The City of Manhattan Mask Ordinance No. 7488 requires masks within city limits. Read the details of the ordinance to see when masks are required and when people are exempt from mask requirements https://cityofmhk.com/DocumentCenter/View/59247/7488-Require-Face-Covering-070720.
The City discourages residents and business owners from getting into arguments with individuals or businesses that do not comply with the ordinance. Instead, please model best behavior of helping to protect your health and fellow residents’ health by wearing a mask.
The Riley County Police Department (RCPD) will field complaints of ordinance violations by email at [email protected]. Do not call 911 to report a violation of the ordinance.
RCPD posted a list of answers to Frequently Asked Questions on their website at http://www.rileycountypolice.org/faq/manhattan-mask-ordinance-faqs.
Riley County Statistics for Tuesday, August 4, 2020:
- Total positive cases in Riley County Residents: 452**
- Total Active: 96
- Total Recovered: 351
- Total deaths: 5
- Pending test results: 248
- Negative test results: 4,538
- Average age: 31.5 years old
- Gender: Female: 47.8% (216), Male 52.2% (236)
*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 425 for Riley County. That number is incorrect. The total number of positives for Riley County is 452. The public can find daily updates for statewide statistics at https://www.coronavirus.kdheks.gov/160/COVID-19-in-Kansas.
The next video update will be Wednesday, August 5 at 4:15 p.m. on the Riley County Health Department’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Rileycountyhealthdepartment/.
For more information about Riley County’s response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, visit the Riley County website at www.rileycountyks.gov/coronavirus, follow RCHD on Facebook at /Rileycountyhealthdepartment/ and Twitter @RileyCoHealth.