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Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates

Posted on: May 13, 2022

[ARCHIVED] 5/13/2022 COVID-19 Update

blue square with Riley County Health Department logo and text - COVID-19 Update

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – May 13, 2022) The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) recorded 37 COVID-19 cases for Riley County between May 2-8. The Incidence Rate per 100,000 is 49.8, putting Riley County in the MODERATE incidence category which is 10 - 49 cases per 100,000 people.

There have been a total of 13,711 COVID-19 cases in Riley County as of May 13, 2022 according to the KDHE Case Summary at

Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan is currently caring for one COVID-19 positive patient.

The Office of Vital Statistics (OVS) reported four additional COVID-19 related deaths for Riley County. 

  • A 72 year old vaccinated female (no booster dose) tested positive on 1/18/2022 and passed away on 2/23/2022.  
  • A 55 year old unvaccinated female tested positive on 11/18/2021 and passed away on 12/17/2021. 
  • A 55 year old unvaccinated male tested positive on 1/1/2022 and passed away on 1/2/2022.
  • A 78 year old vaccinated male (no booster dose) tested positive on 2/16/2022 and passed away on 4/26/2022. 

Their passing brings the total number of deaths in the county to 85. The OVS verifies information on death certificates before releasing it to Riley County Health Department.

The next update will be published Friday, May 20, 2022.


In-person testing is still available at most doctors’ offices, urgent care sites, and some pharmacies. At-home test kits are also available for free at the following locations during their regular hours of operation. Limit two per person.

  • Riley County Health Department - 2030 Tecumseh Rd
  • Manhattan Public Library - 629 Poyntz Ave
  • Leonardville City Offices - 118 Erpelding St
  • Ogden Community Center - 220 Willow St

Additional Information

Find the KDHE Data Dashboard. (For Riley County trends, scroll down the page or use the navigation tabs to locate specific data. The KDHE dashboard is updated each Friday by 12:30 p.m.)

Find more information about COVID-19 testing options

Find more information about COVID-19 from CDC

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