Jul 30, 2020 7:06 PM

Health authorities are reporting a fifth death in Riley County

Posted Jul 30, 2020 7:06 PM

The Riley County Health Department was notified today that an 80 year old man has died after testing positive for COVID-19 as part of the Meadowlark Hills outbreak in Manhattan.  

A total of 8 positive patients are associated with the July 17 outbreak within a unit at Meadowlark Hills. This is the first death associated with the outbreak. The other individuals who were positive have since tested negative. A total of 80 residents and staff were tested in response to the outbreak and there were no additional positives.

Riley County has 4 new positive cases since yesterday’s report, and 1 more recovery. The totals are now 103 active, 337 recovered, and 5 deaths.

Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan is now caring for 4 positive patients. Each of the patients has symptoms severe enough to require hospital care, but none of them are on ventilators at this time.