(RILEY COUNTY, KS – May 5, 2021) Riley County has identified 42 new positive Coronavirus cases and 43 additional recoveries since the last report on April 28, 2021.
The percent of positive cases for the week of April 18 was 3.2%. That translates to 33 of the 1,028 tests performed coming back positive. This is a slight increase from last week in which there was a 1.8% positive rate.
Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan is caring for one COVID-positive patient. The individual is not in the Intensive Care Unit.
Effective immediately, online appointment scheduling is no longer available. Please call to schedule. Individuals interested in making an appointment to receive the COVID-19 vaccine can call the Riley County Health Department at 785-565-6560 M-F between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm.
Vaccine Operations (RCHD):
Riley County Statistics for May 5:
Week 17 (April 25- May 1) 3.2%
Week 16 (April 18- April 24) 1.8%
Two-week average: 2.44%
The next written update will be published on Wednesday, May 12.
For general questions related to the COVID-19 vaccine timelines and availability, members of the public can check the FAQ information online at https://www.rileycountyks.gov/.../Frequently-Asked-Questions
Questions can also be emailed to [email protected]