Riley County enters HIGH incidence rate of COVID cases

Riley County has reached the High incidence rate with 76 new COVID cases. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment recorded 76 new cases between Jun 11 – 17. The Incidence Rate is 102.4, putting the county in the HIGH incidence category with 100 or more cases per 100,000 people. Ascension Via Christi Hospital in [...]

By |2022-06-22T16:02:46-05:00June 22nd, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on Riley County enters HIGH incidence rate of COVID cases

Riley County COVID update – 6/1/22

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment says Riley County’s COVID incidence rate moved into the moderate category during the week of May 21st through the 27th, recording 32 new cases. The new data, provided in Wednesday’s weekly update from the health department, moves Riley County from the substantial incidence category to moderate, which is [...]

By |2022-06-01T13:39:24-05:00June 1st, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on Riley County COVID update – 6/1/22

Riley County Weekly COVID Update 4/13/22

The Riley County Health Department says its identified 15 new COVID-19 cases and eight additional recoveries in the past week. The latest report out Wednesday showed health officials are aware of 18 known active COVID-19 cases in the county. Manhattan’s Ascension Via Christi Hospital had no COVID positive patients in the hospital, as trends continue [...]

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By |2022-04-14T08:56:08-05:00April 13th, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on Riley County Weekly COVID Update 4/13/22

Riley County reports new COVID related death; sees decrease in cases

Riley County COVID cases continue to trend downwards, however the county has reported a new death. A 74 year-old, unvaccinated male tested positive for COVID-19 on January 24 and passed away on February 9 at Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan. His passing represents the 73rd COVID-19-related death in Riley County. The County has identified [...]

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By |2022-02-09T14:28:01-06:00February 9th, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on Riley County reports new COVID related death; sees decrease in cases

Riley County reports two additional COVID related deaths; 636 new cases

Riley County is reporting two more COVID related deaths this week. A 68 year-old unvaccinated male tested positive January 7 and died on January 15 at Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan. A 98 year-old unvaccinated female tested positive January 10 and died on January 14. This brings the total number of deaths in the [...]

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By |2022-01-19T19:02:25-06:00January 19th, 2022|Local News|Comments Off on Riley County reports two additional COVID related deaths; 636 new cases

Copple urges vaccination, COVID precautions in Friday update

Hospital officials are asking people to continue following recommended COVID-19 precautions as 17 positive patients are receiving treatment at Ascension Via Christi. According to a Friday release by Hosptial President and CEO Bob Copple, COVID patients make up more than 40 percent of all admitted. Five of those 17 patients are receiving mechanical ventilation support. [...]

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By |2021-12-31T13:31:48-06:00December 31st, 2021|Local News|Comments Off on Copple urges vaccination, COVID precautions in Friday update

One additional COVID death in Riley County; 148 New Positive Cases

Riley County has confirmed one new COVID-related death and 148 new positive cases this week. A 48 year-old Riley County woman died Christmas Eve after testing positive for COVID on December 10. She is the 66th reported COVID death in the county. Along with the new cases, 153 additional recoveries have been confirmed since the December 22 [...]

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By |2021-12-29T14:51:32-06:00December 29th, 2021|Local News|Comments Off on One additional COVID death in Riley County; 148 New Positive Cases

COVID percent positive rate drops, vaccine booster clinic planned in early December

Novel coronavirus recoveries have outpaced new cases in Riley County since last week’s report. 54 new COVID-19 cases were reported by the Riley County Health Department Wednesday, with 98 recoveries being reported as well since November 18. As of Wednesday, seven patients were under care at Ascension Via Christi Hospital — one of whom is [...]

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By |2021-11-24T14:22:42-06:00November 24th, 2021|Local News|Comments Off on COVID percent positive rate drops, vaccine booster clinic planned in early December

Riley County planning youth vaccine clinics, encourages flu awareness

With Pfizer eligibility expected to be expanded to youths ages 5 to 11 in November, Riley County health officials have plans for COVID-19 vaccination clinics in conjunction with area schools. Health Department Clinical Supervisor Aryn Price presented the information at the monthly intergovernmental luncheon between representatives of area municipalities, educational institutions, business associations and Fort [...]

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By |2021-10-25T16:30:10-05:00October 25th, 2021|Local News|Comments Off on Riley County planning youth vaccine clinics, encourages flu awareness

Riley County identifies 62 new positive cases; 139 recoveries

Riley County Health officials have confirmed 68 new positive COVID cases in the county. Along with the new positive cases, 139 additional recoveries are being reported since the last report on September 22. Five COVID-positive patients are currently under care at Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan. Two vaccinated patients are on the medical floor. [...]

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