By Vivian Uccello
T he Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) recorded 37 COVID-19 cases for Riley County between May 2-8. The Incidence Rate per 100,000 is 49.8, putting Riley County in the Moderate incidence category which is 10 - 49 cases per 100,000 people.
There have been a total of 13,711 COVID-19 cases in Riley County as of May 13, 2022 according to the KDHE Case Summary at https://www.coronavirus.kdheks.gov/DocumentCenter/View/1529/May-13-Case-Summary-PDF?bidId=.
Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan is currently caring for one COVID-19 positive patient.
The Office of Vital Statistics (OVS) reported four additional COVID-19 related deaths for Riley County. A 72 year old vaccinated female who did not get a booster dose tested positive on 1/18/2022 and passed away on 2/23/2022. A 55 year old unvaccinated female tested positive on 11/18/2021 and passed away on 12/17/2021. A 55 year old unvaccinated male tested positive on 1/1/2022 and passed away on 1/2/2022. A 78 year old vaccinated male who did not get a booster dose tested positive on 2/16/2022 and passed away on 4/26/2022. Their passing brings the total number of deaths in the county to 85. The OVS verifies information on death certificates before releasing it to Riley County Health Department.