Oct 07, 2020 8:09 PM

Ninth COVID-19 related death occurs in Riley County

Posted Oct 07, 2020 8:09 PM

  A ninth Riley County resident has died after testing positive for COVID-19. The patient, a 72 year-old male, tested positive on September 25 and passed away at Stormont Vail Hospital in Topeka on October 6. He was not associated with any outbreaks in the county.

“I was very sad to hear of this patient’s death and send my deepest condolences to his family and friends,” said Local Health Officer Julie Gibbs. “We will continue to do everything we can to slow the spread of the virus and protect the people of Riley County.”

Riley County has 4 new positive cases since Monday’s report.

Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan is caring for 1 positive patient at this time. The patient has symptoms severe enough to require hospitalization.