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Posted on: October 21, 2021

10-21-21 Update: 65 new positive COVID cases in Riley County

RILEY COUNTY COVID UPDATE

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – October 21, 2021) Riley County has identified 65 new positive Coronavirus cases and 68 additional recoveries since the last report on October 14, 2021. 

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Posted on: October 14, 2021

10-14-21 Update: 74 new positive COVID cases in Riley County

RILEY COUNTY COVID UPDATE

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – October 14, 2021) Riley County has identified 74 new positive Coronavirus cases and 44 additional recoveries since the last report on October 6, 2021. 

In Riley County, since December, there have been a total of 223 p...

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Posted on: October 6, 2021

10-06-21 Update: One death and 49 new positive COVID cases in Riley County

RILEY COUNTY COVID UPDATE

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – October 06, 2021) One Riley County resident has passed away after testing positive for COVID-19. 

A 79 year-old fully vaccinated man tested positive on September 14th and passed away on September 30th at Via Christi H...

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Posted on: September 29, 2021

09-29-21: 62 new positive COVID cases in Riley County

RILEY COUNTY COVID UPDATE

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – September 29, 2021) Riley County has identified 62 new positive Coronavirus cases and 139 additional recoveries since the last report on September 22, 2021. 

In Riley County, since December, there have been a total of...

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Posted on: September 23, 2021

09-23-21 Update: One death and 116 new positive COVID cases in Riley County

RILEY COUNTY COVID UPDATE

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – September 23, 2021) One Riley County resident has passed away after testing positive for COVID-19. 

A 28-year-old unvaccinated male tested positive for COVID-19 on 8/13/2021 and died on 9/14/2021 at St. Luke&rsquo...

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Posted on: September 15, 2021

09-15-21 Update: 118 new positive COVID cases in Riley County since last Wednesday

RILEY COUNTY COVID UPDATE

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – September 15, 2021) Riley County has identified 118 new positive Coronavirus cases and 98 additional recoveries since the last report on September 8 2021. 

In Riley County, since December, there have been a total of 1...

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Posted on: September 8, 2021

09-08-21: 2 new deaths and 108 new positive COVID cases in Riley County

RILEY COUNTY COVID UPDATE

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – September 8, 2021) Two Riley County residents have passed away after testing positive for COVID-19. 

  • A 75-year-old male died on Sept. 15, 2020, at Via Christi Hospital. At the time of his death, the vaccine was not au...
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Posted on: September 1, 2021

09-01-21: 2 new deaths and 81 new positive COVID cases in Riley County

RILEY COUNTY COVID UPDATE

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – September 1, 2021) Two Riley County residents have passed away after testing positive for COVID-19. 

A 32-year-old female (vaccination status has not been verified at this time) tested positive on 8/19/2021 and passed...

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Posted on: August 25, 2021

08-25-21: 70 new positive COVID cases in Riley County since last Wednesday

RILEY COUNTY COVID UPDATE

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – August 25, 2021) Riley County has identified 70 new positive Coronavirus cases and 74 additional recoveries since the last report on August 18, 2021. 

In Riley County, since December, there have been a total of 116 po...

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Posted on: August 18, 2021

08-18-21: One new death and 85 new positive COVID cases in Riley County since last Wednesday

RILEY COUNTY COVID UPDATE

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – August 18, 2021) An unvaccinated 60-year-old female has passed away from COVID-19. The Riley County Resident tested positive on July 8th and passed away on July 30th at The University of Kansas St. Francis Hospital in Topeka....

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Posted on: August 11, 2021

08-11-21: 18 new COVID-19 cases in Riley County since Monday

RILEY COUNTY COVID UPDATE

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – August 11, 2021) Riley County has identified 18 new positive Coronavirus cases and 8 additional recoveries since the last report on August 9, 2021. 

In Riley County, since December, there have been a total of 100 posi...

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Posted on: August 4, 2021

08-04-21: 3 deaths and 104 new COVID-19 cases in Riley County

RILEY COUNTY COVID UPDATE

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – August 4, 2021) Three Riley County residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have passed away. 

A fully vaccinated 90-year-old male tested positive on 07/12/2021 at Ascension Via Christi Village. He passed away on 08...

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Posted on: July 28, 2021

07-28-21: 4 deaths and 146 new COVID-19 cases in Riley County

RILEY COUNTY COVID UPDATE

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – July 28, 2021) Four individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 have passed away. 

A fully vaccinated 98-year-old female tested positive for COVID-19 on 7/19/2021 at Via Christi Village and passed away on 7/26/2021.&...

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Posted on: July 22, 2021

07-21-21: 64 new COVID-19 cases in Riley County

RILEY COUNTY VACCINATION

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – July 21, 2021) Riley County Health Department has identified 64 new positive Coronavirus cases and 70 additional recoveries since the last report on July 14, 2021. Since December, there have been a total of 61 positive cases from varia...

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Posted on: July 14, 2021

07-14-21 Update: One death and 102 new positive COVID cases in Riley County

RILEY COUNTY COVID UPDATE

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – July 14, 2021) An unvaccinated 86-year old woman tested positive for COVID-19 on June 8, 2021, and passed away on July 10, 2021. Her passing brings the total number of COVID-related deaths in the county to 45.

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Posted on: July 7, 2021

07-07-21: Riley County has one death and 20 new COVID-19 cases

RILEY COUNTY COVID UPDATE

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – July 7, 2021) An unvaccinated 56-year old male tested positive for COVID-19 on June 6, 2021, and passed away on June 30, 2021. His passing brings the total number of COVID-related deaths in the county to 44.

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Posted on: June 30, 2021

06-30-21: Riley County sees increase in COVID-19 variants of concern

RILEY COUNTY COVID UPDATE

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – June 30, 2021) Riley County has identified 24 new positive Coronavirus cases and 28 additional recoveries since the last report on June 23, 2021. 

The percent of positive cases for the week of June 20th was 5.2%. That...

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Posted on: June 23, 2021

06-23-21 Update: 39 new positive COVID cases in Riley County

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – June 23, 2021) Riley County has identified 39 new positive Coronavirus cases and 32 additional recoveries since the last report on June 16, 2021. 

The percent of positive cases for the week of June 13th was 7.4%. That...

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Posted on: June 16, 2021

06-16-21 Update: 32 new positive COVID cases in Riley County

RILEY COUNTY COVID UPDATE

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – June 16, 2021) Riley County has identified 32 new positive Coronavirus cases and 14 additional recoveries since the last report on June 9, 2021. 

The percent of positive cases for the week of June 6th was 6.7%. That t...

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Posted on: June 9, 2021

06-09-21: 20 new COVID-positive cases in Riley County

RILEY COUNTY VACCINATION

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – June 9, 2021) Riley County has identified 20 new positive Coronavirus cases and 62 additional recoveries since the last report on June 2, 2021. 

The percent of positive cases for the week of May 30 was 3.4%. That tran...

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Posted on: June 2, 2021

06-02-21 Update: 43 new positive COVID cases in Riley County

RILEY COUNTY COVID UPDATE

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – June 2, 2021) Riley County has identified 43 new positive Coronavirus cases and 19 additional recoveries since the last report on May 26, 2021. 

The percent of positive cases for the week of May 23 was 9.7%. That tran...

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Posted on: May 26, 2021

05-26-21: 27 new COVID-positive cases in Riley County

RILEY COUNTY COVID UPDATE

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – May 26, 2021) Riley County has identified 27 new positive Coronavirus cases and 17 additional recoveries since the last report on May 19, 2021. 

The percent of positive cases for the week of May 16 was 3.1%. That translates to ...

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Posted on: May 19, 2021

05-19-21: 28 new COVID-positive cases in Riley County

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – May 19, 2021) Riley County has identified 28 new positive Coronavirus cases and 17 additional recoveries since the last report on May 12, 2021. 

The percent of positive cases for the week of May 9 was 1.9%. That trans...

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Posted on: May 12, 2021

05-12-21: 34 new COVID-positive cases in Riley County

RILEY COUNTY COVID UPDATE

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – May 12, 2021) Riley County has identified 34 new positive Coronavirus cases and 52 additional recoveries since the last report on May 5, 2021. 

The percent of positive cases for the week of May 2 was 1.6%. That transl...

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Posted on: May 5, 2021

05-05-21: 42 new COVID-positive cases in Riley County

RILEY COUNTY COVID UPDATE

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – May 5, 2021) Riley County has identified 42 new positive Coronavirus cases and 43 additional recoveries since the last report on April 28, 2021. 

The percent of positive cases for the week of April 18 was 3.2%. That t...

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Posted on: April 29, 2021

Riley County to Rescind Mask Mandate

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – April 29, 2021) During the Riley County Board of County Commissioners meeting on Thursday, April 29th, the County Commission voted 2-1, with Commissioner Kathryn Focke voting no, to rescind the “Local Health Officer...

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Posted on: April 28, 2021

04-28-21 Update: 34 new positive COVID cases in Riley County

Riley County begins Phase 2 in vaccination process

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – April 28, 2021) Riley County has identified 34 new positive Coronavirus cases and 13 additional recoveries since the last report on April 21, 2021. The percent of positive cases for the week of April 18 was 1.7%. That transla...

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Posted on: April 21, 2021

04-21-21 Update: 17 new positive COVID cases in Riley County

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – April 21, 2021) Riley County has identified 17 new positive Coronavirus cases and 29 additional recoveries since the last report on April 14, 2021. 

The percent of positive cases for the week of April 11 was 1.0%. Tha...

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Posted on: April 14, 2021

04-14-21: 28 new COVID-positive cases in Riley County

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – April 14, 2021) Riley County has identified 28 new positive coronavirus cases and 16 additional recoveries since the last report on April 7, 2021. 

The percent of positive cases for the week of April 7  was 2...

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Posted on: April 13, 2021

04-13-21: Riley County pauses administration of Johnson & Johnson vaccine

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – April 13, 2021) In accordance with guidance from the CDC and FDA, Riley County will pause the administration of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine until further notice. 

The federal agencies say they are reviewing six ca...

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Posted on: April 7, 2021

04-07-21: 27 new COVID-positive cases in Riley County

RILEY COUNTY COVID UPDATE

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – April 7, 2021) Riley County has identified 27 new positive coronavirus cases and 22 additional recoveries since the last report on March 31, 2021. The percent of positive cases for the week of March 28 was 1.1%. That translat...

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Posted on: April 5, 2021

Riley County Launches COVID-19 Vaccine Self-Service Scheduling System

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – April 5, 2021) Beginning today, April 5th Riley County Health Department is launching a new online, self-service scheduling system for COVID vaccinations. 

After inviting everyone who had registered with the county to...

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Posted on: March 31, 2021

03-31-21: Six new COVID-positive cases in Riley County

RILEY COUNTY COVID UPDATE

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – March 31, 2021) Riley County has identified 6 new positive coronavirus cases and 10 additional recoveries since the last report on March 29, 2021.  The percent of positive cases for the week of March 21st was 1.1%. T...

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Posted on: March 29, 2021

03-29-21: 15 new COVID-positive cases in Riley County

RILEY COUNTY COVID UPDATE

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – March 29, 2021) Riley County has identified 15 new positive coronavirus cases and 41 additional recoveries since the last report on Wednesday, March 24, 2021.  

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Posted on: March 25, 2021

Riley County Board of Commissioners Approve Mask Mandate Extension

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – March 25, 2021) During the Riley County Board of County Commissioners meeting on Thursday, March 25th, the County Commission voted to approve “Local Health Officer Order No. 21”. Local Order 21 wh...

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Posted on: March 24, 2021

03-24-21: Six new COVID-positive cases in Riley County

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – March 24, 2021) Riley County has identified 6 new positive coronavirus cases and 10 additional recoveries since the last report on March 22, 2021.  The percent of positive cases for the week of March 14th was 1.8%. T...

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Posted on: March 22, 2021

03-22-21 Update: One new COVID related death and 17 new positive cases in Riley County

RILEY COUNTY COVID UPDATE

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – March 22, 2021) One additional COVID-positive patient has died in Riley County. The patient was a 97-year-old female. She tested positive on January 4th and passed away on March 15th. Her passing brings the total num...

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Posted on: March 18, 2021

03-18-21: Riley County unveils new scheduling software for COVID-19 vaccine clinic

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – March 18, 2021) Starting today, Riley County will be rolling out a new program to schedule COVID vaccines. 

In the past, those eligible to receive a vaccine were assigned a one-hour window to be vaccinated. The new so...

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Posted on: March 17, 2021

03-17-21 Update: Nineteen new positive COVID cases in Riley County

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – March 17, 2021) Riley County has identified 19 new positive coronavirus cases and 16 additional recoveries since the last report on March 15, 2021.  

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Posted on: March 15, 2021

03-15-21 Update: Two deaths and nine new COVID-positive cases

RILEY COUNTY COVID UPDATE

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – March 15, 2021)Two additional COVID-positive patients have died in Riley County. The patients were two females, aged 69 years old and 80 years old. The 69-year-old woman tested positive on January 7th and passed away on March...

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Posted on: March 10, 2021

03-10-21 Update: 12 new positive COVID cases in Riley County

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – March 10, 2021) Riley County has identified twelve new positive coronavirus cases and one additional recovery since the last report on March 8, 2021.  The percent of positive cases for the week of February 28th was 2...

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Posted on: March 3, 2021

03-03-21 Update: Twenty seven new positive COVID cases in Riley County

RILEY COUNTY COVID UPDATE

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – March 3, 2021) Riley County has identified 27 new positive coronavirus cases and 16 additional recoveries since the last report on March 1, 2021.  The percent of positive cases for the week of February 21st was 2.2%....

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Posted on: March 1, 2021

Riley County delays start of Phase 3 in response to KDHE guidance

RILEY COUNTY COVID UPDATE

(RILEY COUNTY, KS - March 1) Riley County Health Department has learned that we will not be able to move to Phase 3 of the vaccination priority schedule this week as originally planned. Instead, the county will remain in Phase 2 and administer only booste...

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Posted on: March 1, 2021

03-01-21 Update: Four new positive COVID cases in Riley County

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – March 1, 2021) Riley County has identified four new positive coronavirus cases and 57 additional recoveries since the last report on February 26, 2021.  Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan is caring for one p...

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Posted on: February 24, 2021

02-24-21: Riley County Local Health Order 20 Ends Some COVID-19 Restrictions

RILEY COUNTY COVID UPDATE

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – February 24, 2021) After careful consideration Riley County Local Health Officer Julie Gibbs has issued Health Order No. 20.

The new Local Health Order will go into effect at 11:59 p.m. Sunday February 28, 2021. This Order shall remain ...

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Posted on: February 24, 2021

02-24-21 Update: Nine new positive COVID cases and close to 8,000 vaccinated in Riley County

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – February 24, 2021) Riley County has identified nine new positive coronavirus cases and 47 additional recoveries since the last report on February 22, 2021.  The percent of positive cases for the week of February 14 w...

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Posted on: February 22, 2021

02-22-21 Update: 10 new positive COVID cases in Riley County

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – February 22, 2021) Riley County has identified ten new positive coronavirus cases and 13 additional recoveries since the last report on February 19, 2021. 

Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan is caring for two...

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Posted on: February 19, 2021

02-19-21 Update: 1 death and 10 new positive cases

RILEY COUNTY COVID UPDATE

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – February 19, 2021) One additional COVID-positive patient has died in Riley County. The patient was a 67-year-old female. She tested positive for COVID on February 3 and passed away on Wednesday, February 17, at Via Christi Ho...

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Posted on: February 17, 2021

02-17-21 Update: 33 new positive COVID-19 cases

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02-17-21 Update: 33 new positive COVID-19 cases

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – February 17, 2021) Riley County has identified 33 new positive coronavirus cases and 30 additional recoveries since the last report on February 12, 2021. The percent of positive ...

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Posted on: February 12, 2021

02-12-21 Update: 35 new positive COVID-19 cases

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – February 12, 2021) Riley County has identified 35 new positive coronavirus cases and 3 additional recoveries since the last report on February 10, 2021. 

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Posted on: February 10, 2021

02-10-21 Update: 1 additional death and 17 new positive cases

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – February 10, 2021) One additional COVID-positive patient has died in Riley County. The patient was a 76-year-old male. He tested positive for COVID on January 4th and passed away on Tuesday, February 9th, at Via Christi Villa...

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Posted on: February 10, 2021

Riley County and Riley County Police Warn Residents of COVID-19 Vaccine Scams

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS - February 9, 2021) - As The Riley County Health Department ramps up vaccine distribution, we would like to remind individuals to be aware of potential scams. While none have been reported in our area, the Riley County Police Department ...

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Posted on: February 8, 2021

02-08-21 Update: 23 new positive COVID-19 cases

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – February 8, 2021) Riley County has identified 23 new positive coronavirus cases and 89 additional recoveries since the last report on February 5, 2021. 

Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan is caring for five p...

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Posted on: February 5, 2021

02-05-21 Update: 15 new positive COVID-19 cases

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – February 5, 2021) Riley County has identified 15 new positive coronavirus cases and one additional recovery since the last report on February 3, 2021. 

Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan is caring for seven positive pa...

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Posted on: February 3, 2021

02-02-21 Update: 23 new positive COVID-19 cases

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – February 3, 2021) Riley County has identified 23 new positive coronavirus cases and 18 additional recoveries since the last report on February 1, 2021. 

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Posted on: February 2, 2021

02-02-21 Update: Riley County to roll out updated vaccine registration form

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS - February 2, 2021) Beginning Wednesday, February 3,  the Riley County Vaccine Registration form will have a new look. The change was made in order to make the sign-up process more user friendly. If you already signed u...

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Posted on: February 1, 2021

02-01-21 Update: 1 additional death and 68 new positive cases

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – February 1, 2021) One additional COVID-positive patient has died in Riley County. The patient was a 76-year-old male. He tested positive for COVID on January 

7 and passed away on Sunday, January 31, at Via Christi Ho...

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Posted on: January 31, 2021

01-31-21 Update: Riley County administers over 4,000 doses, clinics continue this week

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(RILEY COUNTY, KANSAS - January 30, 2021) Riley County Health Department will continue vaccinating those 65 and older with severe health conditions this upcoming week. To date the agency has administered over 4000 doses.

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Posted on: January 29, 2021

01-29-21 Update: 48 new positive COVID cases

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – January 29, 2021) Riley County has identified 48 new positive coronavirus cases and 32 additional recoveries since the last report on Wednesday, January 27, 2021.Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan is caring for seven...

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Posted on: January 28, 2021

01-27-21 Update: 59 new positive COVID cases

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – January 27, 2021) Riley County has identified 59 new positive coronavirus cases and 20 additional recoveries since the last report on Monday, January 25, 2021. 

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Posted on: January 26, 2021

1/26/21 UPDATE: Vaccination Protocol for those 65 and older

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – January 26, 2021) Like everyone else, the pandemic is new for Riley County. Last week we started the Phase 2 process by vaccinating everyone 65 and older on a first-come-first-served basis, using the order in which they regis...

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Posted on: January 25, 2021

01-25-21 Update: 2 additional deaths and 28 new positive cases

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – January 25, 2021) Two additional COVID-positive patients have died in Riley County. One patient was 91 years old. She tested positive on January 9 and passed away on January 22 at Via Christi Village. The second patient was 7...

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Posted on: January 22, 2021

RILEY COUNTY VACCINATES OVER 1,000 PEOPLE IN FIRST DAY OF PHASE TWO

Riley County begins Phase 2 in vaccination process

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – January 22, 2021)  The Riley County Health Department officially began vaccinating people in phase 2 Thursday. Although we know there were some complications with Thursday's vaccine clinic, we are proud that we were able to va...

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Posted on: January 22, 2021

01-22-21 Update: 75 new positive cases

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – January 22, 2021) Riley County has identified 75 new positive coronavirus cases and 34 additional recoveries since the last report on Wednesday, January 20, 2021. 

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Posted on: January 20, 2021

01-20-21 Update: 5 additional deaths and 127 new positive cases

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – January 20, 2021)  Five additional COVID-related deaths have been identified since the last report on Friday, January 15. The individuals ranged in age from 46 to 85. Their passing brings the total number of deaths i...

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Posted on: January 20, 2021

Riley County hires its first Public Information Officer

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We are excited to announce Riley County has hired a talented professional with close to 20 years of diverse communication experience for the newly established Riley County Public Information Officer role.

 

Alice Massimi, who started on January 12t...

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Posted on: January 15, 2021

01/15/21 Update: 1 additional death and 130 new positive cases

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – January 15, 2021) An 85-year-old male died last week after testing positive for COVID-19. The man tested positive on December 28, 2020 and passed away on January 8, 2021. His passing represents the 23rd death in Riley County....

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Posted on: January 13, 2021

Sign Up to Receive the COVID-19 Vaccine

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – January 13, 2021) The Riley County Health Department is proactively working to compile names and contact information for those who would like to receive the COVID-19 vaccine when it is available. The plan for distribution wil...

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Posted on: January 13, 2021

1-13-21 Update: 83 new positive cases

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – January 13, 2021) Riley County has identified 83 new positive cases and 80 additional recoveries since the last report on Monday, January 11, 2021. 

Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan is caring for 23 positive patients...

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Posted on: January 11, 2021

1-11-21 Update: 106 new positive cases

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – January 11, 2021) Riley County has identified 106 new positive cases and 91 additional recoveries since the last report on Friday, January 8, 2021. 

Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan is caring for 18 positive patients...

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Posted on: January 8, 2021

1-8-21 Update: 105 new positive cases

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – January 8, 2021) Riley County has identified 105 new positive cases and 24 additional recoveries since the last report on Wednesday, January 6, 2021. 

Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan is caring for 14 positive patien...

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Posted on: January 6, 2021

1-6-21 Update: 140 new positive cases

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – January 6, 2021) Riley County has identified 140 new positive cases and 42 additional recoveries since the last report on Monday, January 4, 2021. 

Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan is caring for 15 positive patients....

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Posted on: January 4, 2021

1-4-21 Update: 2 additional deaths and 116 new positive cases

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – January 4, 2021) A 79-year-old male and an 82-year-old male died last week at Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan after testing positive for COVID-19. The 79-year-old man tested positive on December 16th and passed aw...

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Posted on: December 30, 2020

12-30-20 Update: 199 new positive cases

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – December 30, 2020) Riley County has identified 199 new positive cases and 87 additional recoveries since the last report on Monday, December 28.

Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan is caring for 16 positive patients a...

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Posted on: December 28, 2020

12-28-20 Update: 45 new positive cases

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – December 28, 2020) Riley County has identified 45 new positive cases and 164 additional recoveries since the last report on Wednesday, December 23. 

Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan is caring for 13 positiv...

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Posted on: December 23, 2020

12-23-20 Update: 20th death and 108 new positive cases

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – December 23, 2020) An 88 year-old Riley County man died this morning at Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan. He tested positive for COVID-19 on December 14 and his passing represents the 20th death in the county. No f...

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Posted on: December 23, 2020

Riley County administers first coronavirus vaccines

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – December 23, 2020) The first COVID-19 vaccine was administered by Riley County Health Department clinic supervisor Aryn Price yesterday. 

Josh Gering, Paramedic and Assistant Director of Riley County Emergency Medical Services ...

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Posted on: December 21, 2020

12-21-20 Update: 71 new positive cases

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – December 21, 2020) Riley County has identified 71 new positive cases and 198 additional recoveries since the last report on Friday, December 18. 

Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan is caring for 12 positive p...

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Posted on: December 18, 2020

12-18-20 Update: 98 new positive cases

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – December 18, 2020) Riley County has identified 98 new positive cases and 24 additional recoveries since the last report on Wednesday, December 16. 

Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan is caring for nine positi...

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Posted on: December 16, 2020

12-16-20 Update: 1 additional death and 55 new positive cases

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – December 16, 2020) An 89 year-old Riley County man passed away at Ascension Via Christi hospital on December 15 after testing positive for COVID-19 on November 30. His passing represents the 19th COVID-related death in the co...

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Posted on: December 15, 2020

Free saliva-based testing available in Riley County starting December 18

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – December 15, 2020) Additional free COVID-19 testing will be available in Riley County starting Friday, December 18. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has partnered with WellHealth to offer free, drive-through CO...

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Posted on: December 14, 2020

12-14-20 Update: 2 additional deaths and 71 new positive cases

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – December 14, 2020) Two Riley County residents died over the weekend, marking the 17th and 18th Covid-related deaths in the county since the start of the pandemic. One patient was a 76 year-old male who tested positive on Nove...

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Posted on: December 11, 2020

12-11-20 Update: 94 new positive cases

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – December 11, 2020) Riley County has identified 94 new positive cases and 87 additional recoveries since the last report on Wednesday, December 9.

Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan is caring for six positive patients ...

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Posted on: December 9, 2020

12-9-20 Update: 153 new positive cases

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – December 9, 2020) Riley County has identified 153 new positive cases and 44 additional recoveries since the last report on Monday, December 7. 

Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan is caring for six positive pa...

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Posted on: December 9, 2020

12-9-20 Riley County adopts 10-day quarantine period

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – December 9, 2020) The Riley County Health Department (RCHD) will adopt the new 10-day quarantine guidelines proposed by CDC and KDHE effective Thursday, December 10, 2020. The new guidelines state quarantine can end after day 10 if the...

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Posted on: December 7, 2020

12-7-20 Update: 118 new positive cases

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – December 7, 2020) Riley County has identified 118 new positive cases and 122 additional recoveries since the last report on Friday, December 4. 

Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan is caring for 11 positive pa...

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Posted on: December 4, 2020

12-4-20 Update: 125 new positive cases

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – December 4, 2020) Riley County has identified 125 new positive cases and 128 additional recoveries since the last report on Wednesday, December 2. 

Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan is caring for 10 positive...

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Posted on: December 3, 2020

12-3-20 Reporting outbreaks by category

With widespread community spread, you should assume you come into contact with the virus anytime you are in public. By identifying categories instead of specific businesses, we can let people know what types of locations have been impacted so they can mak...

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Posted on: December 3, 2020

12-3-20 Quarantine period remains 14 days in Riley County

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – December 3, 2020) Riley County requires anyone who has close contact with a positive patient to quarantine for 14 days since their last close contact. Close contacts must quarantine for 14 days whether or not they receive a n...

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Posted on: December 2, 2020

12-2-20 Update: 16th Death, 71 new positive cases

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – December 2, 2020) An 86 year-old Riley County woman passed away November 28th after testing positive for COVID-19 on November 8th. She was a resident of Leonardville Nursing Home and her passing represents the 16th COVID-rela...

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Posted on: November 30, 2020

11-30-20 Update: 145 new positive cases

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – November 30, 2020) Riley County has 145 new positive cases and 251 additional recoveries since the last report on Friday, November 27.  

“According to national data, many people made the choice to travel ove...

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Posted on: November 27, 2020

11-27-20 Update: 15th death, 136 new positive cases

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – November 27, 2020) An 87 year-old Riley County woman passed away November 24th after testing positive for COVID-19 on November 3rd. She was a resident of Leonardville Nursing Home and represents the 15th COVID-related death i...

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Posted on: November 25, 2020

11-25-20 Update: positive rate was 16% last week

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – November 25, 2020) The percent positive for the county was 16% last week and the two-week average is now 16.05%. A total of 793 positive patients were identified between November 8th and 21st. Information about new positive c...

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Posted on: November 23, 2020

11-23-20 Update: 271 New Positive Cases

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – November 23, 2020) Riley County has 271 new positive cases and 234 additional recoveries since the last report on Friday, November 20. A total of 222 of the new positives were identified as part of the two free testing events...

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Posted on: November 23, 2020

Riley County Local Health Order 19 Aims to Reduce Community Spread of COVID-19

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – November 23, 2020) Riley County Local Health Officer Julie Gibbs issued a new Local Health Order today that will go into effect at 11:59 p.m. tomorrow, Tuesday, November 24, 2020. This Order shall remain in effect until amended, supers...

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Posted on: November 20, 2020

11-20-20 Update: 114 New Positive Cases

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – November 20, 2020) Riley County has identified 114 new positive cases and 73 additional recoveries since Wednesday’s report.

Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan is caring for 6 positive patients and 4 PUI pat...

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Posted on: November 18, 2020

11-18-20 Update: 56 New Positive Cases

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – November 18, 2020) Riley County has 56 new positive cases and 175 additional recoveries since Monday’s report.

Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan is caring for 7 positive patients and 2 PUI patients at this ...

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Posted on: November 18, 2020

Fight for the Front Line: Riley County Challenge to Slow the Spread of COVID-19

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – November 18, 2020) As COVID-19 cases increase in Kansas, Riley County is launching a 14-day challenge to support front-line workers and health care providers. If everyone does thei...

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Posted on: November 16, 2020

11-16-20 Update: 180 New Positive Cases

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – November 16, 2020) Riley County has 180 new positive cases and 54 additional recoveries since Friday’s report.

Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan is caring for 11 positive patients and 2 PUI patients at this...

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Posted on: November 13, 2020

11-13-20 Update: 14th Death, 170 New Positive Cases

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – November 13, 2020) An 81 year-old Riley County resident died at the Wamego Health Center on Wednesday. He tested positive for COVID-19 on November 1 and represents the 14th fatality for the county.

Riley County has 170 new pos...

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Posted on: November 11, 2020

11-11-20 Update: 13th Death, 114 New Positive Cases

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – November 11, 2020) A 63 year-old Riley County resident died this morning after testing positive for coronavirus on November 2. He lived at Via Christi Village and passed away at Ascension Via Christi hospital. He is the 13th ...

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Posted on: November 9, 2020

11-9-20 Update: 126 New Positive Cases

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – November 9, 2020) Riley County has 126 new positive cases and 60 additional recoveries since Friday’s report. There are currently 258 active coronavirus cases in the county.

Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhatta...

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Posted on: November 7, 2020

Dirty Dawg Saloon in Aggieville Ordered to Close after multiple violations of Local Health Order 18

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – November 7, 2020)  Dirty Dawg Saloon in Aggieville must close per court order after multiple violations of the most recent local health order.

Yesterday, a Riley County District Court Judge granted the county’s application for ...

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Posted on: November 6, 2020

11-6-20 Update: 86 New Positive Cases

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – November 6, 2020) Riley County has 86 new positive cases and 39 additional recoveries since Wednesday’s report. Of the new cases, 59%  are patients between the ages of 18-24.

Ascension Via Christi Hospital i...

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Posted on: November 4, 2020

11-4-20 Update: 60 New Positive Cases

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – November 4, 2020) Riley County has 60 new positive cases and 59 additional recoveries since Monday’s report.

Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan is caring for 5 positive patients at this time. The patients ha...

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Posted on: November 2, 2020

11-2-20 Update: 12th Death, 37 New Positive Cases

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – November 2, 2020) An 88 year-old Riley County woman died at Via Christi hospital on Friday. She tested positive for COVID-19 on October 23. The patient was a resident of Leonardville Nursing Home, which has been identified as...

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Posted on: October 30, 2020

10-30-20 Update: 37 New Cases

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – October 30, 2020) Riley County has 37 new positive cases and 10 additional recoveries since Wednesday’s report.

Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan is caring for two positive patients at this time. The patien...

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Posted on: October 29, 2020

Guidance for Celebrating Halloween

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Typical Halloween celebrations do not allow for minimal contact with people outside of your household. If you plan to celebrate, it is important to plan early and identify safer alternatives. Take a look at the KDHE Guidance for Celebrating Halloween.&...

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Posted on: October 28, 2020

10-28-20 Update: 37 New Cases

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – October 28, 2020) Riley County has 37 new positive cases and 37 additional recoveries since Monday’s report.

Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan is caring for 2 positive patients at this time. The patients ha...

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Posted on: October 26, 2020

10-26-20 Update: 29 New Cases

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – October 26, 2020) Riley County has 29 new positive cases and 11 additional recoveries since Friday’s report.

Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan is caring for 1 positive patient at this time. The patient has ...

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Posted on: August 18, 2020

8-14-20 Update: 120 Active Cases, 370 Recovered

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – August 14, 2020) Riley County has 6 new positive cases and 1 more recovery since Wednesday’s report.  The totals are now 120 active, 370 recovered, and 5 deaths.

Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan i...

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Posted on: August 12, 2020

8-12-20 Update: 115 Active Cases, 369 Recovered

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – August 12, 2020) Riley County has 6 new positive cases and 17 more recoveries since Monday’s report. The totals are now 115 active, 369 recovered, and 5 deaths. 

Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan i...

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