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Posted on: June 28, 2022

COVID-19 Vaccinations for Young Children Begin June 30

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS - June 28, 2022) COVID-19 vaccine administration for young children will begin Thursday, June 30 at the Riley County Health Department Clinic, located at 2030 Tecumseh Road. All children older than 6 months of age are eligible for vaccin...

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Posted on: June 22, 2022

6/22/2022 COVID-19 Update

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – June 22, 2022) The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) recorded 76 new COVID-19 cases for Riley County between June 11 - 17. The Incidence Rate is 102.4, putting Riley County in the HIGH incidence category with...

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Posted on: June 16, 2022

6/16/2022 COVID-19 Update

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – June 16, 2022) The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) data dashboard was experiencing technical difficulties yesterday and the case number report was delayed. As of this morning, the dashboard has been repaire...

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Posted on: June 8, 2022

6/8/2022 COVID-19 Update

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – June 8, 2022) The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) recorded 48 new COVID-19 cases for Riley County between May 28 - June 3. The Incidence Rate per 100,000 is 64.7, putting Riley County in the SUBSTANTIAL incidence cat...

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Posted on: June 1, 2022

6/1/2022 COVID-19 Update

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – June 1, 2022) The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) recorded 32 new COVID-19 cases for Riley County between May 21-27. The Incidence Rate per 100,000 is 43.1, putting Riley County in the MODERATE incidence ca...

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Posted on: May 25, 2022

5/25/2022 Riley County COVID-19 Update

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – May 25, 2022) The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) recorded 43 new COVID-19 cases for Riley County between May 14-20. The Incidence Rate per 100,000 is 57.9, putting Riley County in the SUBSTANTIAL incidence...

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Posted on: May 20, 2022

5/20/2022 COVID-19 Update

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KDHE Identifies 26 New COVID-19 Cases in Riley County

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – May 20, 2022) The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) recorded 26 new COVID-19 cases for Riley County between May 7-13. The Incidence Rate per 100,000 is 35.0, putting...

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Posted on: May 13, 2022

5/13/2022 COVID-19 Update

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – May 13, 2022) The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) recorded 37 COVID-19 cases for Riley County between May 2-8. The Incidence Rate per 100,000 is 49.8, putting Riley County in the MODERATE incidence category...

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Posted on: May 11, 2022

5/11/2022 COVID-19 update

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) recorded 38 COVID-19 cases for Riley County between April 25-May 1. The Incidence Rate per 100,000 is 51.2, putting Riley County in the substantial incidence category which is 50-99 cases per 100,000 ...

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Posted on: May 9, 2022

FDA Announces Limits to J&J COVID-19 Vaccine Use

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On May 5, 2022 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it was limiting the authorized use of the Janssen COVID-19 (Johnson & Johnson - J&J) single dose vaccine to individuals 18 years of age and older for whom:

  • Had a severe reaction a...
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Posted on: May 4, 2022

5/4/2022 Riley County COVID-19 Update

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – May 4, 2022) The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) recorded 40 COVID-19 cases for Riley County between April 18-24. The Incidence Rate per 100,000 is 53.9, putting Riley County in the substantial incidence ca...

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Posted on: April 27, 2022

4/27/2022 Riley County COVID-19 Update

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – April 27, 2022) Riley County identified 4 new COVID-19 cases and 15 additional recoveries in Week 16 (April 17-23). There are currently two known active COVID-19 cases in the county. 

One additional COVID-19-related death has b...

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Posted on: April 20, 2022

4/20/2022 COVID-19 Update

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – April 20, 2022) Riley County identified 2 new COVID-19 cases and 19 additional recoveries in Week 15 (April 10-16). There are currently four known active COVID-19 cases in the county. 

No (0) COVID-19 patients are cur...

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Posted on: April 13, 2022

4/13/2022 COVID-19 Update

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – April 13, 2022) Riley County identified 15 new COVID-19 cases and 8 additional recoveries in Week 14 (April 3-9). There are currently 18 known active COVID-19 cases in the county. No (0) COVID-19 patients are current...

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Posted on: April 6, 2022

4/6/2022 Riley County COVID-19 Update

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – April 6, 2022) Riley County identified nine new COVID-19 cases and three additional recoveries in Week 13 (March 27 - April 2). There are currently 16 known active COVID-19 cases in the county. 

An additional death wa...

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Posted on: March 30, 2022

3/30/2022 Riley County COVID-19 Update

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – March 30, 2022) Riley County identified 8 new COVID-19 cases and 17 additional recoveries in Week 12 (March 20 - 26). There are currently eight active COVID-19 cases in the county. 

Zero COVID-19 patients are currentl...

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Posted on: March 23, 2022

3/23/2022 Riley County COVID-19 Update

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – March 23, 2022) Riley County identified 3 new COVID-19 cases and 11 additional recoveries in Week 11 (March 6 - 12). There are currently six active COVID-19 cases in the county. 

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Posted on: March 16, 2022

3/16/2022 Riley County COVID-19 Update

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – March 16, 2022) Riley County identified 15 new COVID-19 cases in Week 10 (March 6 - 12) and 32 new cases in Week 9 (February 27 - March 5) along with a total of 64 additional recoveries. There are 26 active COVID-19 cases in ...

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Posted on: March 2, 2022

3/2/2022 Riley County COVID-19 Update

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – March 2, 2022) Riley County has identified 188 new positive COVID-19 cases and 386 additional recoveries since the last report on February 16. A total of 132 of those cases were reported in the last 2 weeks, the remainder represent del...

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Posted on: February 16, 2022

2/16/2022 COVID-19 Update

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – February 16, 2022) A 59 year-old, unvaccinated female Riley County resident passed away on January 11 after testing positive for COVID-19 on January 5. Her passing represents the 74th COVID-related death in the county.&nb...

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Posted on: February 9, 2022

2/9/2022 Riley County COVID-19 Update

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – February 9, 2022) A 74 year-old, unvaccinated male tested positive for COVID-19 January 24 and passed away on February 9 at Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan. His passing represents the 73rd COVID-19-related death i...

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Posted on: February 3, 2022

2/3/2022 COVID-19 Update

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – February 3, 2022) Riley County has identified 607 new COVID cases and 948 additional recoveries since the last report on January 26. There are currently 638 active cases in Riley County, which represents a decrease of 341 act...

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Posted on: January 26, 2022

1/26/2022 COVID Update

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – January 26, 2022) Two additional Riley County residents have died after testing positive for COVID-19. A 75 year-old male, fully vaccinated and boosted, tested positive January 14 and passed away at Ascension Via Christi Hosp...

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Posted on: January 19, 2022

1/19/2022 COVID-19 Update

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – January 19, 2022) Two additional Riley County residents have died after testing positive for COVID-19. A 68 year-old unvaccinated male tested positive January 7 and died on January 15 at Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manh...

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Posted on: January 19, 2022

Free COVID-19 Home Tests Now Available

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COVID-19 home testing kits are now available via the United States Postal Service for free to residences in the United States.

  • 4 kits per household
  • You can only register once per address
  • No credit card or ID needed
  • Email address optional - only if you want t...
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Posted on: January 12, 2022

1/12/2022 COVID Update: 2 Deaths and 1,202 New COVID Cases in Riley County

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – January 12, 2022) Two additional Riley County residents have died after testing positive for COVID-19. A 40 year-old unvaccinated male tested positive on December 21, 2021 and died January 7, 2022 at Ascension Via Christi hos...

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Posted on: January 5, 2022

1/5/2022 UPDATE: 14.59% Positive Rate and 161 New COVID Cases and in Riley County

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – January 5, 2022) Riley County has identified 161 new COVID-19 cases and 176 additional recoveries since the last report on Wednesday, December 29, 2021. There are currently 206 active cases in Riley County and the percent of ...

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Posted on: January 4, 2022

Riley County Health Department Adopts New KDHE Guidelines for COVID Quarantine and Isolation

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – January 4, 2022) The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has updated isolation and quarantine guidance following the recent changes by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for the general population and h...

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Posted on: December 29, 2021

12-29-2021 COVID Update

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – December 29, 2021) A 48 year-old Riley County woman died December 24 after testing positive for COVID on December 10. Her passing represents the 66th COVID-related death in Riley County.

Riley County has identified 148 new COV...

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Posted on: December 22, 2021

12-22-2021 Contact Tracing Update

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If you test positive for COVID-19 please stay home. 
The Riley County Health Department will reach out to you to do contact tracing and follow-up to make sure you’re ok, but that process could take a few days. Please see the graphic belo...
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Posted on: December 22, 2021

12-22-2021 COVID Update: 131 New Positive Cases

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – December 22, 2021) Riley County has identified 131 new COVID-19 cases and 110 additional recoveries since the last report on Wednesday, December 16, 2021. There are currently 227 active cases in Riley County.

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Posted on: December 16, 2021

12-16-21 Update: 139 New Positive Cases

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – December 16, 2021) Riley County has identified 139 new COVID-19 cases and 116 additional recoveries since the last report on Wednesday, December 8, 2021. There are currently 170 active cases in Riley County.

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Posted on: December 8, 2021

12-8-2021 Update: 106 New Positive COVID-19 Cases in Riley County

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – December 8, 2021) Riley County has identified 106 new COVID-19 cases and 59 additional recoveries since the last report on Wednesday, December 1, 2021. There are currently 147 active cases in Riley County.Ascension Via Christ...

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Posted on: December 1, 2021

12-1-2021 COVID-19 Update: 1 Death and 57 New Positive Cases

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – December 1, 2021) A 69-year-old unvaccinated male resident of Riley County died November 25 after testing positive for COVID-19 on November 24. His passing represents the 65th COVID-related death in Riley County sinc...

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Posted on: November 24, 2021

11-24-21 Update: 54 new positive COVID cases in Riley County

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – November 24, 2021) Riley County has identified 54 new positive Coronavirus cases and 98 additional recoveries since the last report on November 18, 2021. 

In Riley County, since December, there have been a total of 26...

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Posted on: November 18, 2021

11-18-21 Update: Two deaths and 116 new positive COVID cases in Riley County

RILEY COUNTY COVID UPDATE

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – November 18, 2021) Two Riley County residents have passed away after testing positive for COVID-19.

 

  • A 63 year old unvaccinated female tested positive on 10/5/21 and died 10/15/21 

  • A 46 year old unvaccinated m...

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Posted on: November 10, 2021

11-10-21 Update: Two deaths and 120 new positive COVID cases in Riley County

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – November 10, 2021) Two Riley County residents have passed away after testing positive for COVID-19. 

  • A 61 year old unvaccinated female tested positive on 10/20/21 and died 11/5/21 at Via Christi Hospital. 

  • A f...

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Posted on: November 5, 2021

11-05-21: COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Announced for Children Ages 5-11

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – November 5, 2021) In light of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director signing off on administering the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to children ages 5-11 the Riley County Health Department will be hol...

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Posted on: November 3, 2021

11-03-21 Update: One death and 41 new positive COVID cases in Riley County

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – November 3, 2021) One Riley County resident has passed away after testing positive for COVID-19. 

A 67 year-old vaccinated woman tested positive on October 18th and passed away on November 2nd at Ascension Via Christi...

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Posted on: November 3, 2021

Riley County Commission Chairman Tests Positive for COVID-19

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS- November 3, 2021) Riley County Commission Chairman John Ford has tested positive for COVID-19. Ford tested positive on November 2nd. The Riley County Health Department is notifying those who are considered close contacts of Commissioner...

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Posted on: October 27, 2021

10-27-21 Update: 38 new positive COVID cases in Riley County

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – October 27, 2021) Riley County has identified 38 new positive Coronavirus cases and 54 additional recoveries since the last report on October 21, 2021. 

In Riley County, since December, there have been a total of 238 ...

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Posted on: October 21, 2021

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

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(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. 

In Riley County, since December, there have been a total of 234 ...

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Posted on: October 14, 2021

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

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(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

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(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

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(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

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(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

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(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

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(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

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(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

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(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

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(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

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(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

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(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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