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Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates

Posted on: July 27, 2022

7/27/2022 COVID-19 Update

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – July 27, 2022) The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) recorded 142  new COVID-19 cases for Riley County between July 16 - 22. The Incidence Rate is 191.3 and 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 two COVID-19 positive patients at this time.

Two additional deaths have been reported. An 87 y.o. male died July 11 after testing positive on July 9. He received four doses of the Moderna vaccine, with the most recent dose administered in April 2022. A 91 y.o. female died July 11 after testing positive on June 25. She received three doses of the Moderna vaccine, with the most recent dose administered in October 2021. The total number of COVID-19 related deaths for Riley County residents is now 91 people.

COVID-19 Tests

COVID-19 tests are available at some 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 one test kit 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 14,557 COVID-19 cases in Riley County as of July 27, 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

COVID-19 updates from CDC

Next Update

The next update from Riley County will be published Wednesday, August 3.

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