(RILEY COUNTY, KS – June 2, 2021) Riley County has identified 43 new positive Coronavirus cases and 19 additional recoveries since the last report on May 26, 2021.
The percent of positive cases for the week of May 23 was 9.7%. That translates to 51 of the 526 tests performed coming back positive. Please note the number of people being tested continues to decrease.
One COVID-positive patient is currently under care at Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan. No patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
“The increase in cases reminds us of the importance of getting vaccinated and following CDC guidelines. Individuals who are not fully vaccinated should continue to wear masks in crowded indoor and outdoor settings. Everyone should continue hand hygiene and social distancing when feasible. By following these recommendations, it will allow Riley County to continue to return to normal and keep our community safe,” said Riley County Local Health Officer Julie Gibbs.
Vaccines are still being offered at the Riley County Health Department. Please call 785-565-6560 M-F between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm to schedule an appointment.
Individuals who attended the Youth Vaccine Clinic on May 20th are invited to return for their second dose next Thursday, June 10th, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Those who need the first dose are also welcome but are encouraged to make an appointment by calling the number above.
Vaccine Operations (RCHD):
Received dose 2 of 2 (Fully vaccinated): 20,971
Received dose 1 of 2: 1,150
Riley County Statistics for June 2:
Week 21 (May 23 - May 29) 9.7%
Week 20 (May 16 - May 22) 3.1%
Two-week average: 5.94%
If individuals are traveling out of the state or country, they can contact the RCHD to get a PCR saliva test kit to take before they travel. Most overseas travel requires a negative test result within 72 hours of flying.
The Riley County Health Department provides rapid and saliva-based testing at Riley County Health Department. Please call our screening call center at 785-323-640 for more information.
The next written update will be published on Wednesday, June 9.
For general questions related to the COVID-19 vaccine 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]