Riley County reports two additional deaths related to COVID outbreak at Homestead Assisted Living

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The Riley County Health Department on Monday added 43 new active cases to its overall count from three days prior, but also logged two more deaths from a COVID outbreak location.

The total number of active cases is 663, with 719 recovered. The county recorded two more coronavirus-related deaths over the weekend, bringing the total number of deaths to eight. The two patients who died were residents of Homestead Assisted Living Care in Manhattan. Three people from that outbreak of cases have now died in the past month.

In total, Riley County has recorded 1,390 cases since March. Additional details from the health department are pending.

At Monday’s Riley County Commission meeting, local health officer Julie Gibbs reported 567 people were tested during free testing events last week in Manhattan, Ogden and Randolph. Everyone who tested, whether negative or positive is scheduled to be contacted by health officials.

 

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