(RILEY COUNTY, KS – August 3, 2022) The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) recorded 112 new COVID-19 cases for Riley County between July 23 - 29. The Incidence Rate is 151 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 seven COVID-19 positive patients at this time. Two of those patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
“If you’re not feeling well or have any reason to suspect you have COVID you should stay home, take a COVID test, and seek medical care if you have severe symptoms. At-home tests are widely available and it’s a good idea to keep some on hand,” said Local Health Officer and Health Department Director Julie Gibbs.
Find current guidelines for quarantine and isolation from the CDC.
No (0) additional deaths have been reported. The total number of COVID-19 related deaths for Riley County residents remains 91 people.
“Though COVID may mutate at a sprinter’s pace, we must maintain a marathon mentality,” said Clinic Supervisor Jacob Clarke, MD. “Now is the time to tap into that deep-rooted Kansas grit. This COVID rebound has presented us with yet another opportunity to rally together as a community and serve each other faithfully. Follow health guidelines and get vaccinated to protect yourself, your loved ones, and our most vulnerable.”
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.
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. Free test kits are also available by ordering online through the US Postal Service and most pharmacies carry test kits for sale. RCHD no longer offers in-person testing.
There have been a total of 14,674 COVID-19 cases in Riley County as of August 3, 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
The next update from Riley County will be published Wednesday, August 10.