Riley County COVID hospitalizations drop by 1, active cases see net rise of 1


Riley County reports one fewer COVID-19 related hospitalization since Wednesday, with three patients currently being treated at Manhattan’s Ascension Via Christi Hospital.

One additional person with symptoms is also admitted to AVCH awaiting test results. One of the positive patients is reported to be ventilated.

Seven new positive tests and six recoveries were also reported in Riley County Thursday for a net increase of one active case. That makes 116 active cases, 299 recoveries and three deaths out of 418 confirmed cases. There are 195 pending tests, 4,025 tests have come back negative and a total of 4,638 administered tests.

Those with COVID-19 symptoms are can call the screening line Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Questions can also be directed to Emergencies should be reported to 911.

Masks can also be acquired for free from Konza United Way on Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon to 3 p.m. Visit for more information.


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