Jan 22, 2021 6:13 PM

Riley County health provides a COVID-19 update

Posted Jan 22, 2021 6:13 PM

Riley County has identified 75 new positive coronavirus cases and 34 additional recoveries since the last report on Wednesday, January 20, 2021. 

Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan is caring for 9 positive patients, 1 of whom is in the Intensive Care Unit. 

All licensed healthcare professionals and individuals in Phase 1 in Riley County have had the opportunity to be vaccinated. On Thursday we began Phase 2, starting with those 65 and older. 

Those who signed up to receive the vaccine will be contacted directly by the health department with information on how and when to receive the first dose of the vaccine. 

We will continue to send vaccine notifications to a limited number of people through text, email, and phone to eligible people who signed up. The notice will include links to more information as well as forms to print and fill out before you arrive for your vaccine. Forms will be available on-site as well. 

You can sign up to receive the coronavirus vaccine through our website here: www.RileyCountyKS.gov/VaccineRequest or call Monday through Friday 8 a.m.-noon and 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.: (785) 565-6560. Each individual needs to register. Please be patient as we are experiencing a high volume of requests.

 Phase 1 includes:

  1. Healthcare workers
  2. Long Term Care Facilities
  3. Emergency Medical Services

 Phase 2 includes: 

  1. Adults 65 and Older
  2. First Responders
  3. K-12 Teachers and Staff
  4. Licensed Child Care, Preschools, After School Care, Child Care Licensing Staff
  5. Emergency Shelter and Domestic Violence Homes, Adult Group Care Homes, Residential Treatment Centers, Adult, and Child Protective Services

Riley County Statistics for Friday 22nd:

  1. Total positive cases in Riley County Residents: 5,799
  2. Total active:  402
  3. Total recovered: 5,369
  4. Total deaths: 28