TAKE A LOOK: COVID-19 in Riley County by the numbers on July 27


The Riley County Health Department has reported seven new cases of COVID-19 over the weekend, bringing the local total to 426.

Additionally, 312 of those who previously tested positive are considered to be recovered. There are 110 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.

At this time, there have been 4,179 negative tests administered in the county and 159 tests are pending.

Currently, there are three people who have tested positive for the novel coronavirus hospitalized in the county, and one is on a ventilator.

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