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Posted on: October 14, 2021

10-14-21 Update: 74 new positive COVID cases in Riley County


(RILEY COUNTY, KS – October 14, 2021) Riley County has identified 74 new positive Coronavirus cases and 44 additional recoveries since the last report on October 6, 2021. 

In Riley County, since December, there have been a total of 223 positive cases from variants of concern

Seven COVID-positive patients are currently under care at Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan. Six patients are on the medical floor and one patient is in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).Information was not provided on any of the patients vaccination status.

Riley County Statistics for October 14

  • Total positive cases in Riley County Residents: 7,994

  • Total active: 111

  • Total recovered: 7,824

  • Total deaths: 59

  • Total variant cases: 223

Vaccine Operations: 

Riley County Health Department itself has fully vaccinated 22,764 of the 64,433 eligible Riley County residents. This figure does not include those vaccinated at pharmacies and other medical facilities in the area.

Please call 785-565-6560 M-F between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm to schedule your vaccine or with any additional questions.


Rapid and saliva testing is available for free. 

Testing is offered:

  • Monday through Friday KDHE will be at the Manhattan Town Center parking lot on the north side from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm offering ONLY PCR testing.

  • The Health Department will continue to offer Rapid testing (antigen) for symptomatic individuals. Please call our screening line to schedule an appointment 785-565-6560.

  • Testing is also available Saturdays from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Riley County Health Department. Please park in the spots on Wharton Manor Road. No appointment is needed. 


Week 40 (October 3 - October 9) 4.0%

  • 70 positive

  • 1763 total tests

Week 39 (September 26- October 2) 2.5%

  • 43 positive

  • 1721 total tests

Two-week average: 3.24%

  • 113 positive 

  • 3484 total tests 

The next update will be published on Wednesday, October 20th.

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


October 14 COVID Stats

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