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Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates

Posted on: July 6, 2022

[ARCHIVED] 7/6/2022 COVID-19 Update

yellow background with text Riley County COVID-19 Update

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – July 6, 2022) The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) recorded 87 new COVID-19 cases for Riley County between June 25 - July 1. The Incidence Rate is 117.2. 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 three COVID-19 positive patients at this time.

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

COVID-19 Tests

COVID-19 tests are available at most pharmacies, urgent care centers, and doctors offices. Find a list of several local options for testing on the Get Tested page of the Riley County COVID-19 website.

Free at-home test kits are also available in the lobby at the Riley County Health Department Clinic, located at 2030 Tecumseh Drive. The limit is two test kits per person, and each kit contains two tests. RCHD no longer offers in-person testing. 

Vaccine Information

Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are now available for everyone older than six months of age. Children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to receive vaccinations. 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. 

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 14,170 COVID-19 cases in Riley County as of July 6, 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

COVID-19 testing options

KDHE Data Dashboard

COVID-19 updates from CDC

Next Update

The next update from Riley County will be published Wednesday, July 13.

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