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Posted on: November 10, 2021

11-10-21 Update: Two deaths and 120 new positive COVID cases in Riley County


(RILEY COUNTY, KS – November 10, 2021) Two Riley County residents have passed away after testing positive for COVID-19. 

  • A 61 year old unvaccinated female tested positive on 10/20/21 and died 11/5/21 at Via Christi Hospital. 

  • A fully vaccinated 82 year old male tested positive on 11/1/21 and died 11/7/21. 

Their deaths bring the total number of COVID-related deaths in the county to 62. 

Riley County has identified 120 new positive Coronavirus cases and 30 additional recoveries since the last report on November 3, 2021. 

In Riley County, since December, there have been a total of 256 positive cases from variants of concern

Five COVID-positive patients are currently under care at Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan. Four patients, one of whom is fully vaccinated, are on the medical floor. One unvaccinated patient is in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). 

Riley County Statistics for November 10

  • Total positive cases in Riley County Residents: 8,258

  • Total active: 135

  • Total recovered: 8061

  • Total deaths: 62

  • Total variant cases: 256

Vaccine Operations: 

Riley County Health Department itself is currently providing third doses (boosters) of the COVID-19 vaccine. To find out if you are eligible for a third dose please click here

A clinic will be held at the Riley County Family and Child Resource Center (2101 Claflin Road, Manhattan) on Thursday, November 18th from 12pm - 6pm.  Individuals MUST schedule an appointment. To schedule an appointment visit:


Vaccines are also being offered to children ages 5-11. A clinic will be held on November 13th from 11am - 5pm. To schedule an appointment please visit



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: 

    • Thursdays from 6pm-8pm by appointment. This is for symptomatic individuals. Please call our screening line to schedule an appointment 785-565-6560. 


Week 44 (October 31 - November 6) 5.2%

  • 70 positive 

  • 1351 total tests

Week 43 (October 24 - October 30) 3.1%

  • 37 positive

  • 1204 total tests

Two-week average: 4.19%

  • 107 positive 

  • 2555 total tests 

Please note the next update will be published on Thursday, November 18th. 

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


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