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Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates

Posted on: February 22, 2021

[ARCHIVED] 02-22-21 Update: 10 new positive COVID cases in Riley County


(RILEY COUNTY, KS – February 22, 2021) Riley County has identified ten new positive coronavirus cases and 13 additional recoveries since the last report on February 19, 2021. 

Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan is caring for two positive patients, one of whom is in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). 

Vaccination Updates: 

This week, the Health Department will continue vaccinating those 65 and older on Tuesday and Wednesday. On Thursday and Friday it will administer “boosters”, second doses, to individuals who were vaccinated between December 22 and February 4th. 

The Health Department hopes to complete Phase 2 and move onto Phase 3 in early March. Phase 3 includes those 64 to 18 with severe health conditions. 

              Vaccines Operations: 

              Fully vaccinated: 2,130

              Received first vaccine: 4,885 

              Vaccine Requests: 19,147 (for all phases)

Testing Update 

The county is pleased to announce that the WellHealth free COVID-19 testing has reopened at a new location. Saliva-based testing will be offered at 419 Holiday Drive in Manhattan daily through March 20, 2021, except Sundays, holidays, and inclement weather days. Everyone is welcome, and appointments are recommended. Make an appointment at:

Riley County Statistics for February 22:

  • Total positive cases in Riley County Residents: 6168

  • Total active: 134

  • Total recovered: 6001

  • Total deaths: 33


The next written update will be published on Wednesday, February 24. Due to the Health Department’s focus on vaccination clinics, Facebook live video updates will be suspended until further notice. 

For more information about Riley County’s response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, visit and follow RCHD on Facebook at /Rileycountyhealthdepartment/ 

For general questions related to the COVID-19 vaccine timelines and availability, members of the public can check the FAQ information online at  

Questions can also be emailed to [email protected]

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