Feb 12, 2021 6:20 PM

Riley County health updates the COVID-19 count

Posted Feb 12, 2021 6:20 PM

Riley County has identified 35 new positive coronavirus cases and 3 additional recoveries since the last report on February 10, 2021. 

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 continued vaccinating those 65 and older and began administering “boosters”, second doses, to individuals who were vaccinated as part of Phase 1. K-12 teachers and staff in Riley County also began receiving their first vaccine doses on Thursday. 

To date, the Health Department has administered 5,858 vaccines. It has received 10,540. Of those doses not yet administered, 3,000 are designated boosters that will begin to be administered today, Friday and throughout next week. 500 of the doses are being used to vaccinate K-12 teachers and staff in Riley County this week and the remaining 1,200 that arrived this week, will be used at the beginning of next week.