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Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates

Posted on: September 21, 2020

9-21-20 Update: 777 Active Cases, 858 Recovered

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – September 21, 2020) Riley County has 67 new positive cases and 51 additional recoveries since Friday’s report.

Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan is caring for 1 positive patient at this time. This patient has 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.

The Riley County swabbing station is still open in the afternoons. They are seeing an average of 18 patients per day who are referred by a doctor.Additional free testing events are being planned for the Riley County community in the coming weeks. Information will be shared with the public when dates and locations are finalized. A total of 567 tests were administered at free testing events in Manhattan, Ogden, and Randolph on September 9 and 10. Of those 567 tests, 43 came back positive. All of the results have been received and participants have been contacted.

Riley County Statistics for Monday, September 21, 2020:

  • Total positive cases in Riley County Residents: 1,643
  • Total active: 777
  • Total recovered: 858
  • Total deaths: 8

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Percent positive information is updated each week and will be posted online as soon as it is available. Please check the Data & Info section of the Riley County Coronavirus web page at http://rileycountyks.gov/coronavirus later this afternoon for the update.

Case counts are preliminary and subject to verification.

The next video update will be Wednesday, September 23, 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.

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