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Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates

Posted on: November 27, 2020

[ARCHIVED] 11-27-20 Update: 15th death, 136 new positive cases

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – November 27, 2020) An 87 year-old Riley County woman passed away November 24th after testing positive for COVID-19 on November 3rd. She was a resident of Leonardville Nursing Home and represents the 15th COVID-related death in the county. No further information will be released about the patient.

Riley County has 136 new positive cases and 209 additional recoveries since the last report on Monday, November 23.  

Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan is caring for 8 positive patients and 2 PUI patients at this time. Persons Under Investigation or PUIs are patients who have symptoms and are waiting for test results. 

Free drive-up testing will be offered next Thursday, December 3 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at CiCo Park in Manhattan. Everyone is welcome and no appointment is necessary. Please enter CiCo Park from the Kimball/Candlewood entrance and drive to the 4H barns near Pottorf Hall for testing.

Testing will be offered every Thursday except Christmas Day and New Year's Eve. Future testing dates are December 3, 10, 17, 21, 28 and Jan. 7. Additional testing dates may be added in January.

If you are sick or would like information about testing, please 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. If you are experiencing life-threatening symptoms, call 911.

Riley County Statistics for Friday, November 27, 2020:

  • Total positive cases in Riley County Residents: 3,564
  • Total active: 436
  • Total recovered: 3,113
  • Total deaths: 15

 Case counts are preliminary and subject to verification.

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There are currently 12 active outbreaks in Riley County. A new outbreak at Good Shepherd Hospice has been identified since Monday’s report. A PDF of outbreak data is available at 

An outbreak is defined as five or more cases that are linked epidemiologically with respect to person, place, and time. To be declared a public outbreak, the patients must have shared close contacts and location, and test positive within 14 calendar days of each other.

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The next written update will be published Monday, November 30. The next video update will be Wednesday, December 2 at 4:15 p.m. on the RCHD Facebook page at

Find information about the Fight for the Front Line: Riley County Challenge to Slow the Spread of COVID-19 at 

Drive-up flu shots are available at the health department. Please make an appointment by calling 785-776-4779 ext. 7675 or schedule an appointment online 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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