Aug 25, 2021

Riley Co. COVID-19 update

Posted Aug 25, 2021 11:00 PM

(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 positive cases from variants of concern

Eight COVID-positive patients, two of whom are fully vaccinated, are currently under care at Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan. Three unvaccinated patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). 

Riley County Statistics for August 25:

  1. Total positive cases in Riley County Residents: 7,386
  2. Total active: 121
  3. Total recovered: 7,211
  4. Total deaths: 54
  5. Total variant cases: 116

Vaccine Operations (RCHD): 

Received dose 2 of 2 (Fully vaccinated): 22,294

Third doses are now available for individuals with a serious health condition and have received two doses of either Moderna or Pfizer vaccine. These health conditions include:

  1. Active treatment for a solid tumor or hematologic malignancies
  2. Receipt of solid organ transplant and taking immunosuppressive therapy
  3. Receipt of stem cell transplant within the past 2 years
  4. HIV infection
  5. Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency
  6. Treatment with high dose steroids or immunosuppressive drugs

In reference to third doses for members of the community who do not fall into the category listed above, we ask that you refrain from calling the Health Department. Please continue to monitor the website for the latest information. 

There are several upcoming vaccine clinics in the area. 

Wednesday, August 25th

Vaccines Offered: Pfizer

Where: Mt Zion Church, 916 Yuma Street,     Manhattan, KS 

Hours: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Thursday, August 26th

Vaccines Offered: Moderna

Where: Riley County Health Department, 2030 Tecumseh Road, Manhattan, KS

Hours: 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Friday, August 27th  

Vaccines Offered: Pfizer

Where: Manhattan Arts Center, 1520 Poyntz Ave, Manhattan, KS

Hours: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

$50 gift cards to Dillion's or Manhattan Arts Center

Vaccines are also being offered at the Riley County Health Department on Thursdays by appointment. Please call 785-565-6560 M-F between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm to schedule an appointment.  


Rapid and saliva testing is available for free. Testing is offered Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Manhattan Town Center parking lot on the north side from 10-4. Please call our screening call center at 785-323-6400 for more information.


Week 33 (August 15 - August 21) 4.8 %

  1. 81 positive
  2. 1680 total tests

Week 32 (August 8 - August 14) 5.5%

  1. 85 positive 
  2. 1509 total tests

Two-week average: 5.14%

  1. 164 positive 
  2. 3025 total tests 

The next written update will be published on Wednesday, September 1st. 

For the most up-to-date COVID statistics, please visit: Data is updated on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. 

For general questions related to the COVID-19 vaccine, members of the public can check the FAQ information online at  

Questions can also be emailed to [email protected]