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Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates

Posted on: April 21, 2021

[ARCHIVED] 04-21-21 Update: 17 new positive COVID cases in Riley County

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – April 21, 2021) Riley County has identified 17 new positive Coronavirus cases and 29 additional recoveries since the last report on April 14, 2021. 

The percent of positive cases for the week of April 11 was 1.0%. That translates to 17 of the 1,659 tests performed coming back positive. This is the twelfth week in a row that Riley County has seen the percent of positive cases below 5%. 

Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan is caring for one COVID-positive patient. There are no COVID-positive patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at this time. 

Vaccination Updates: 

First and second doses continue to be distributed. First doses are being administered at the Riley County Health Department Family and Child Resource Center, 2101 Claflin Rd, Manhattan, KS.  Second doses will be administered on Thursday and Friday at Pottorf Hall. 

At the end of the day, Riley County Health Department is sometimes left with extra doses. If individuals would like to be placed on a standby list to receive those doses, they are asked to email the Health Department at [email protected] . Please be sure to include your name and phone number.

Individuals interested in making an appointment to receive the COVID-19 vaccine can go to . Please call the Riley County Health Department at 785-565-6560 during regular business hours if you would like assistance.

Vaccine Operations (RCHD): 

Received dose 2 of 2 (Fully vaccinated): 14,712

Received dose 1 of 2: 6,179

Riley County Statistics for April 21:

  • Total positive cases in Riley County Residents: 6,387
  • Total active: 28
  • Total recovered: 6,323
  • Total deaths: 36


Week 15 (April 11 - April 17) 1.0 % 

  • 17 positive cases
  • 1,659 total tests

Week 14 (April 4 - April 10) 2.1%

  • 34 positive cases
  • 1,600 total tests

Two-week average: 1.56%

  • 51 positive 
  • 3,259 total tests


The next written update will be published on Wednesday, April 28. 

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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