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Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates

Posted on: June 29, 2022

6/29/2022 COVID-19 Update

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – June 29, 2022) The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) recorded 92 new COVID-19 cases for Riley County between June 18 - 24. The Incidence Rate is 123.9. Riley County remains in the HIGH incidence category with 100 or more cases per 100,000 people.

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

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

Vaccine Information

COVID-19 vaccine administration for young children will begin Thursday, June 30 at the Riley County Health Department Clinic. All children older than 6 months of age are eligible for vaccination. A parent or legal guardian must be present with any child under 18 years old.

Both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are available for this age group, and the Johnson & Johnson vaccine will be available for adults until July 9. The Health Department does not charge any fees for COVID-19 vaccines.

Walk-ins are welcome at the Health Department Clinic, located at 2030 Tecumseh Road. People can also schedule appointments by calling (785) 776-4779 ext. 7675. Wait times may be longer than normal for the first few days of vaccinations 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

There have been a total of 14,107 COVID-19 cases in Riley County as of June 29, 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

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COVID-19 updates from CDC

Next Update

The next update from Riley County will be published Wednesday, July 6.

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