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Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates

Posted on: August 24, 2020

[ARCHIVED] 8-24-20 Update: 225 Active Cases, 376 Recovered

8-24 RCHD Daily Update

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – August 24, 2020) Riley County has 41 new positive cases and 1 recovery since Friday’s report. The totals are now 225 active, 376 recovered, and 5 deaths.

Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan is caring for 1 positive patient and zero PUI* patients at this time. The patient has symptoms severe enough to require hospitalization.

The Riley County Health Department (RCHD) is contacting all who were swabbed at Vineyard Community Church on Thursday, August 20th. There were a total of 18 positive results of the 478 tested at that event, though not all were Riley County residents.

Anyone who has symptoms, is a close contact of a positive patient, or would like information about how to get tested should contact their health care provider or call the Riley County Screening Line at 785-323-6400. The Screening Line is staffed by nurses and is available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Riley County Statistics for Monday, August 24, 2020:

  • Total positive cases in Riley County Residents: 606
  • Total active: 225
  • Total recovered: 376
  • Total deaths: 5
  • Pending test results: 131
  • Negative test results: 6,208
  • Average age: 30.8 years old
  • Gender: Female: 47.0% (285), Male 53.0% (321)

8-24 status

8-24 age breakdown

Percent positive:

  • 2020-34 (last week): 11.67%
    • 99 positive tests from 848 results
  • 2020-33: 4.92%
    • 23 positive tests from 467 results
  • 2020-32: 4.67%
    • 23 positive tests from 492 results

8-24 testing graph

Manhattan-Ogden USD 383 uses the percent positive over the last 14 days to assist in making decisions concerning movement between instructional delivery methods. That number calculated for the two previous weeks is now 8.295%. Read the USD 383 Reopening plan online at

usd 383 reopening plan

Percent positive information is updated each Monday and is also posted online in the Data & Info section of the Riley County Coronavirus web page at

Case counts are preliminary and subject to verification.

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

The next video update will be Wednesday, August 26 at 4:15 p.m. on the Riley County Health Department’s Facebook page at

 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.

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