Nov 19, 2020 12:46 PM

Riley County health reports 56 new positive cases and 175 COVID-19 recoveries

Posted Nov 19, 2020 12:46 PM

Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan is caring for 7 positive patients and 2 PUI patients at this time. The patients have symptoms severe enough to require hospitalization. Three of the positive patients and one of the PUI patients are in the ICU.

A total of 509 people were tested on Monday at the free testing event. Testing will be offered at Manhattan CiCo Park again tomorrow, Thursday, November 19 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome, and no appointment is necessary. Please enter the park from the Kimball/Candlewood entrance and drive to the 4H barns near Pottorf Hall for testing. Two lines will be available but participants may experience longer wait times due to the high number of people being tested.

Future testing dates are December 3, 10, 17, 21, 28 and Jan. 7. Additional testing dates may be added in January.

If you are sick or would like information about testing, please call the Riley County Screening Line at 785-323-6400 or call your doctor. The Screening Line is staffed by nurses and is available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. If you are experiencing life-threatening symptoms, call 911.

Riley County Statistics for Friday, November 18, 2020:

  1. Total positive cases in Riley County Residents: 3,043
  2. Total active: 432
  3. Total recovered: 2,597
  4. Total deaths: 14