Riley County health officials have identified 32 new positive coronavirus cases and 30 additional recoveries since the last report on February 12, 2021. The percent of positive cases for the week of February 7 was 2.6%. That translates to 56 of the 2,121 tests performed coming back positive. This is the third week in a row that Riley County has seen a decrease in the percent of positive cases.
Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan is caring for three positive patients at this time.Two of the positive patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
This week, the Health Department will continue vaccinating those 65 and older and K-12 teachers throughout the county. It will also be administering “boosters”, second doses, to individuals who were vaccinated between December 22nd and January 25th.
Next week due to forecasted warmer temperatures the Health Department will be having vaccine clinics Tuesday through Friday and will be extending hours.