The Riley County Health Department has reported eight new cases of COVID-19 since Wednesday, bringing the local total to 419.
Additionally, 299 of those who previously tested positive are considered to be recovered. There are 113 active cases in the county.
Riley County has documented four COVID-19-related deaths. The most recent death was confirmed Thursday evening after a 96-year-old woman associated with the Leonardville Nursing Home outbreak died. She reportedly tested positive in June, but was asymptomatic. COVID-19 is her official cause of death.
“We are very sorry to learn of this patient’s death and send our deepest condolences to her family and friends,” local health officer Julie Gibbs said. “We know the loss of a loved one is a painful experience and our hearts are with you.”
At this time, there have been 4,071 negative tests administered in the county and 199 tests are pending.
Currently, there are three people who have tested positive for the novel coronavirus hospitalized in the county. There is one person with COVID-19 symptoms hospitalized who has yet to test positive.