(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 2.1%. That translates to 33 of the 1,582 tests performed coming back positive. This is the eleventh week in a row that Riley County has seen the percent of positive cases below 5%.
Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan is caring for one COVID-positive patient in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at this time.
First and second doses will be distributed this week. First doses will be administered at the Riley County Health Department Family and Child Resource Center, 2101 Claflin Rd, Manhattan, KS. Second doses will be administered on Thursday at Pottorf Hall and at Wefald Pavilion (City of Manhattan Ice Rink) on Friday. Please note the location change for Friday.
Vaccine appointments are now open to all Riley County residents who have not yet been vaccinated and are over the age of 18. To date, Riley County Health Department has only received Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines; both can only be administered to those 18 years of age and older.
Individuals interested in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine can go to www.rileycountyks.gov/vaccinerequest . You will be asked to register with Riley County, and then you will be directed to our appointment self-scheduler. If you need to change or cancel your appointment, please use the link provided in the email. Please call the Riley County Health Department at 785-565-6560 during regular business hours if you would like assistance.
Vaccines will only be provided to those who have an appointment. No walk-ins will be permitted.
Vaccine Operations (RCHD):
Received dose 2 of 2 (Fully vaccinated): 12,984
Received dose 1 of 2: 7,625
Riley County Statistics for April 14:
Week 14 (April 4 - April 10) 2.1%
Week 13 (March 28 - April 3) 1.1%
Two-week average: 1.58%
The next written update will be published on Wednesday, April 21.
For general questions related to the COVID-19 vaccine timelines and availability, members of the public can check the FAQ information online at https://www.rileycountyks.gov/.../Frequently-Asked-Questions
Questions can also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org