TAKE A LOOK: COVID-19 in Riley County by the numbers on Aug. 5


The Riley County Health Department reported 15 new case of COVID-19 since Monday, bringing the local total to 465.

Additionally, 336 of those who previously tested positive are considered to be recovered. There are 116 active cases in the county.

Riley County has documented five COVID-19-related deaths. The most recent death was confirmed last Thursday after an 80-year-old man died. He was associated with the Meadowlark Hills outbreak.

The health department reported another death just a week before when a 96-year-old woman associated with the Leonardville Nursing Home outbreak died.

At this time, there have been 4,661 negative tests administered in the county and 154 tests are pending.

Currently, there is one person who has tested positive for the novel coronavirus hospitalized in the county. No additional people are hospitalized with unconfirmed cases.

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