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Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates

Posted on: June 22, 2022

6/22/2022 COVID-19 Update

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – June 22, 2022) The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) recorded 76 new COVID-19 cases for Riley County between June 11 - 17. The Incidence Rate is 102.4, putting Riley County in the HIGH incidence category with 100 or more cases per 100,000 people.

Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan is caring for two COVID-19 positive patients.

“Although case numbers across Kansas are increasing, fortunately the hospitalization rate has remained low,” said Local Health Officer and Riley County Health Department Director Julie Gibbs. “I continue to encourage everyone to get vaccinated if they are able. Vaccines have been proven effective at preventing severe disease and we are incredibly fortunate to have vaccines available to help fight COVID-19.”

Vaccine Information

On Saturday, June 18, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommended COVID-19 Vaccines be administered to children 6 months and older, which was later endorsed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment is fully endorsing this recommendation and immediately working to get vaccine to providers across the state. Riley County Health Department is placing an order for vaccine vials this week. 

“Vaccine vials for younger children are expected to ship quickly,” said Gibbs. “We have met with local pediatricians to discuss planning efforts and hope to begin vaccine administration next week. Please talk with your pediatrician if you have any questions about vaccines for your child.”

COVID-19 vaccines and other immunizations are available at the Riley County Health Department Clinic, located at 2030 Tecumseh Road. Walk-ins are welcome or appointments are available by calling (785) 776-4779 ext. 7675. Riley County Health Department will make an announcement when COVID-19 vaccines are available for young children. 

Riley County Health Clinic Hours:

  • Mon-Wed: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Thurs: noon – 6 p.m.
  • Fri: 8:30 - 11 a.m.

Additional Information

No (0) additional COVID-related deaths have been recorded. The total number of COVID-19 related deaths for Riley County residents remains 89 people.

There have been a total of 14,038 COVID-19 cases in Riley County reported as of June 15, 2022 according to the KDHE Case Summary. This total does not include any at-home test results.

Please report positive or negative results when you take an at-home test using the online portal. The Report At-Home Test Results link is also available on the Riley County COVID-19 page at www.rileycountyks.gov/covid

COVID-19 testing options

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 Wednesday by 12:30 p.m.

COVID-19 updates from CDC

Next Update

The next update from Riley County will be published Wednesday, June 29.

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