News Flash Home
The original item was published from 9/25/2020 6:58:00 PM to 9/27/2021 12:00:00 AM.

News Flash

Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates

Posted on: September 25, 2020

[ARCHIVED] 9-25-20 Update: 239 Active Cases, 1,548 Recovered

9-25 update graphic

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – September 25, 2020) Riley County has 73 new positive cases and 352 additional recoveries since Wednesday’s report.

The large number of recoveries is partly due to the increased availability of contact tracing staff to conduct follow-up interviews. With fewer new cases to call, contact tracing staff have been able to reach out to existing patients in order to confirm recovery. Most of the recovered patients in today’s report were first diagnosed in mid-to-late August.

Patients are considered recovered when they meet the following criteria outlined by the CDC:

  • 10 days since symptoms first appeared and
  • 24 hours with no fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and
  • Other symptoms of COVID-19 are improving*

*Loss of taste and smell may persist for weeks or months after recovery and need not delay the end of isolation.

Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan is caring for 2 positive patients at this time. These patients have symptoms severe enough to require hospitalization. 

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.

RCHD is partnering with KDHE and the Kansas National Guard to offer additional free testing events in Riley County on Thursday, October 1. The drive-up COVID-19 nasal swab test will be available at no cost, and no appointment is necessary to participate. Please wear a mask and follow traffic signs at the testing locations. The Flint Hills Wellness Coalition will provide free food to participants. 

Free testing Thursday, October 1:

  • 7:00 – 10:00 AM at City Park Pavilion in Manhattan
  • 5:00 -7:00 PM at 401 W Chase St. in Leonardville


Riley County Statistics for Friday, September 25, 2020:

  • Total positive cases in Riley County Residents: 1,795
  • Total active: 239
  • Total recovered: 1,548
  • Total deaths: 8

Case counts are preliminary and subject to verification.

The next video update will be Wednesday, September 30, 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.

october 1 free testing graphic

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates

man wearing a mask

Riley County to Rescind Mask Mandate

Posted on: April 29, 2021
Riley County Vaccine Stats Breakdown January 22

01-22-21 Update: 75 new positive cases

Posted on: January 22, 2021
graphic icon for vaccine - drawing of syringe

Sign Up to Receive the COVID-19 Vaccine

Posted on: January 13, 2021
1-13-21 Graphic Update

1-13-21 Update: 83 new positive cases

Posted on: January 13, 2021
1-11-21 graphic update

1-11-21 Update: 106 new positive cases

Posted on: January 11, 2021
1-8-21 Update Graphic

1-8-21 Update: 105 new positive cases

Posted on: January 8, 2021
1-6-21 update graphic

1-6-21 Update: 140 new positive cases

Posted on: January 6, 2021
12-30 update graphic

12-30-20 Update: 199 new positive cases

Posted on: December 30, 2020
12-28 update graphic

12-28-20 Update: 45 new positive cases

Posted on: December 28, 2020
12-21 update graphic

12-21-20 Update: 71 new positive cases

Posted on: December 21, 2020
12-18 update graphic

12-18-20 Update: 98 new positive cases

Posted on: December 18, 2020
12-11-20 media update

12-11-20 Update: 94 new positive cases

Posted on: December 11, 2020
12-9 update graphic

12-9-20 Update: 153 new positive cases

Posted on: December 9, 2020
12-7 update graphic

12-7-20 Update: 118 new positive cases

Posted on: December 7, 2020