riley county

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment says 87 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in Riley County between Aug. 13 and Aug. 19.

The incidence rate is 117.2, putting Riley County back into the HIGH incidence category, one week after the county had dipped into the substantial category for the first time in almost two months. Ascension Via Christi was said to be caring for two COVID-19 positive patients as of Wednesday, including a patient in the ICU on a ventilator.

It was also noted in Wednesday’s weekly report that a 56-year-old woman who tested positive Aug. 13, died five days later, becoming the 93rd death attributed to COVID-19 by county officials. The health department says the woman had received a single dose of the Moderna vaccine.