Riley County Health officials announced Friday that had been notified by the Kansas Department of Health & Environment of a fourth COVID-related death in the county. The Office of Vital Statistics verified COVID-19 was listed as the cause of death for a 96-year old woman associated with a previous outbreak at Leonardville Nursing Home. She passed away on June 26. She did not display symptoms of COVID-19, although she tested positive on June 10.
A total of five Riley County residents were associated with the outbreak at Leonardville Nursing Home. Two of those positive patients died. The outbreak was declared resolved earlier this month, and no further positive patients have been identified at that location.