On Monday, the Riley County Health Department reported two new COVID-19 related deaths after a 76-year-old male and 102-year-old female passed away at Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan. In all, 18 individuals have died from COVID-19 in Riley County.
Additionally, another 71 new cases of COVID-19 were announced on Monday, bringing the local total to 4,341. In all, 3,982 people who previously tested positive for COVID-19 in Riley County are recovered, leaving 341 active cases.
There are nine positive patients currently hospitalized at Ascension Via Christi in Manhattan, four of whom are in intensive care.
In the last report, the Riley County Health Department reported 13 active outbreaks, but because of a change in policy, active outbreak information will no longer be reported. Per the last report, there were four outbreaks associated with long term care facilities, one outbreak with a school, three with health care facilities, two with athletic teams and three with group living.
“As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve so do our practices and procedures to meet the needs of the public and to best serve them,” a press release from the county health department says. “As the number of positive coronavirus cases increases, we will focus our limited time and resources on actions that we believe will reduce the spread and discontinue other time-intensive tasks that may not produce the same results.”
Up-to-date information about pending tests is unavailable at this time. There have been at least 33,218 negative tests returned in Riley County.