Riley County Reports New COVID-19 Positive Case; County Total Now 21


(RILEY COUNTY, KS – April 13, 2020) One new positive case was identified in Riley County today bringing the local total to 21. The individual is currently in isolation at home. The Riley County Health Department is conducting contact tracing for the patient and any additional, pertinent details will be shared when they are available.

The number of positive cases in Kansas is still increasing, rising today to a total of 1,376 with 309 hospitalizations. Source:!/vizhome/COVID-19Data_15851817634470/KSCOVID-19CaseData

β€œThe community is making great efforts to follow the CDC guidelines and we need to stay the course,” said Local Health Officer Julie Gibbs. β€œI am so proud of your hard work and if we keep it up, we will continue to slow the spread.”

Riley County Statistics for Monday, April 13, 2020:

  • Total positive cases in Riley County Residents: 21
  • Total Recovered: 7
  • Total Hospitalized: 0
  • Pending test results: 6
  • Negative test results: 155

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For more information about Riley County’s response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) threat, visit the Riley County website atΒ, follow RCHD on Facebook atΒΒ and Twitter @RileyCoHealth.

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Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2020 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.