Riley County reports 13th COVID death; 114 new positive cases

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The Riley County health department has reported the county’s 13th COVID related death since the beginning of the pandemic.
A 63 year-old Riley County resident died Wednesday morning after testing positive for coronavirus on Nov 2. He lived at Via Christi Village and passed away at Ascension Via Christi hospital.
Riley County has 114 new positive cases and 20 additional recoveries since Monday’s report. There are currently 351 active coronavirus cases in the county.  This adds to a total of 2,637 positive cases reported in the county since Mar.  There has also been a total of 2,273 recoveries.
Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan is caring for 10 positive patients at this time. The patients have symptoms severe enough to require hospitalization and four of them are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
The health department has all of the results from last week’s free testing event. Of the 525 tested, a total of 118 were positive.  Free testing continues tomorrow at Cico park from 11 am to 1pm and 5 pm to 7 pm.
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Sam Hennigh

County government and school board reporter. 2016 Kansas State University graduate in Journalism and Mass Communications. Kansas born and raised.

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