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Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates

Posted on: July 7, 2021

[ARCHIVED] 07-07-21: Riley County has one death and 20 new COVID-19 cases


(RILEY COUNTY, KS – July 7, 2021) An unvaccinated 56-year old male tested positive for COVID-19 on June 6, 2021, and passed away on June 30, 2021. His passing brings the total number of COVID-related deaths in the county to 44.

Riley County has identified 20 new positive Coronavirus cases and 18 additional recoveries since the last report on June 30, 2021. 

The percent of positive cases for the week of June 27th was 7.1%. That translates to 30 of the 423 tests performed coming back positive. 

Two COVID-positive patients are currently under care at Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan. One patient is in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). 

In Riley County, since December, there have been a total of 35 positive cases from variants of concern. Twenty-three of the cases are from the B.1.617.2 (Delta) variant, 11 cases from the B.1.1.7 (Alpha) variant, and one from the B.1.429 (Epsilon) variant. 

Vaccine Operations (RCHD): 

Received dose 2 of 2 (Fully vaccinated): 21,839

Received dose 1 of 2: 374

Vaccines are 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.  

Riley County Statistics for July 7:

  • Total positive cases in Riley County Residents: 6,726
  • Total active: 44
  • Total recovered: 6,638
  • Total deaths: 44
  • Total variant cases: 35 


Week 26 (June 27- July 3) 7.1%

  • 30 positive tests
  • 423 total tests

Week 25 (June 20 - June 26) 5.2%

  • 31 positive cases
  • 593 total tests

Two-week average: 6.0%

  • 61 positive 
  • 1,016 total tests


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 testing for symptomatic individuals and saliva-based testing for anyone. Please call our screening call center at 785-323-640 for more information. 

The next written update will be published on Wednesday, July 14.

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

Questions can also be emailed to [email protected]

COVID 19 stats July 7

COVID variant stats July 7

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