(RILEY COUNTY, KS – July 10, 2020) Riley County has 5 new positive cases since yesterday’s report and 8 more recovered. The totals are now 141 (-3) active, 193 (+8) recovered. There have been 3 COVID-related deaths in Riley County.
Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan has no (0) COVID-19 patients and no (0) PUI* patients currently hospitalized.
“I’m happy to report that the one COVID-19 positive patient at the hospital is now off the ventilator and has tested negative,” said Local Health Officer Julie Gibbs. “They will continue their recovery at Ascension Via Christi hospital and all of our hearts will be with them.”
The Mercy Community Health Foundation donated 1,000 surgical masks to the Riley County Police Department today. The masks are individually wrapped and will be available for distribution to the public.
“We’ve been seeing a lot of people wearing masks,” said Riley County Police Department Assistant Director, Kurt Moldrup. “As we encounter someone who doesn’t have a mask, in lieu of a warning or a citation, we will begin the communication by simply giving them one of these donated masks.”
Find information about the City of Manhattan Mask Ordinance at www.cityofmhk.com. RCPD will field complaints of ordinance violations by email at email@example.com. Do not call 911 to report a violation of the ordinance.
RCPD posted a list of answers to Frequently Asked Questions about the mask ordinance on their website at http://www.rileycountypolice.org/faq/manhattan-mask-ordinance-faqs.
Riley County Statistics for Friday, July 10, 2020:
*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 301 for Riley County. That number is incorrect. The total number of positives for Riley County is 337. The public can find daily updates for statewide statistics at https://www.coronavirus.kdheks.gov/160/COVID-19-in-Kansas.
For more information about Riley County’s response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, visit the Riley County website at https://www.rileycountyks.gov/covid19, follow RCHD on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Rileycountyhealthdepartment/ and Twitter @RileyCoHealth.