May 22, 2020 8:37 PM

Riley County has one new positive COVID-19 case

Posted May 22, 2020 8:37 PM

Riley County has one new positive case, bringing the total to 61. The individual is a 63 year-old man, and disease investigation is ongoing. Of the 61 cases, 6 are active, 54 people have recovered, and 1 person has died.

The Health Department said the Riley County Swabbing Station, Screening Hotline, as well as the Q&A hotline will be closed Monday, May 25 in observance of Memorial Day. Anyone with a medical emergency should call 911. For medical advice, please contact your doctor or an urgent care facility.

Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan has 0 positive patients and 2 Persons Under Investigation (PUIs) currently hospitalized. A PUI is someone who is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 but is waiting for test results.

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May 22, 2020 8:37 PM
First Infantry Division and Fort Riley will salute the Flint Hills' front line COVID-19 responders

The 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley will salute regional healthcare workers with a flyover Wednesday, May 27, thanking them for their continued support of Irwin Army Community Hospital and the Fort Riley community.

According to a release from the Fort Riley Public Affairs Office,  the flyover features three U.S. Army HH-60M Medical Evacuation Black Hawk helicopters. Commonly known as "MEDEVACs" and operated by the 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, the helicopters will follow this route and schedule:

11:00 a.m. Irwin Army Community Hospital, Fort Riley

11:05 a.m. Geary Community Hospital, Junction City

11:40 a.m. St. Francis Campus & Stormont Vail, Topeka

12:05 p.m. Ascension Via Christi Hospital, Manhattan

12:10 p.m. Irwin Army Community Hospital, Fort Riley

Residents are asked to observe the flyovers from their homes and not travel to the respective hospitals to witness the aircraft. 

The HH-60M helicopter provides aerial medical support and ambulatory patient transport services to military operations within the U.S. in support of civil authorities and to global military operations. On Wednesday, the participating flight crews and Irwin Army Community Hospital providers honor the front line workers and other essential personnel battling COVID-19 outbreak.