Feb 03, 2021 5:02 PM

Riley County health identifies 23 new positive COVID-19 cases

Posted Feb 03, 2021 5:02 PM

 Riley County has identified 23 new positive coronavirus cases and 18 additional recoveries since the last report on February, 1, 2021. 

Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan is caring for five positive patients at this time. One of the positive patients is in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). 

While the numbers of those infected with COVID continues to decrease in Riley County, we remind the community to continue wearing masks, social distancing and keep social gatherings small. 

The remainder of this week, the Health Department will focus on vaccinating more than one hundred and fifty people in Riley County 65 and older who are homebound. 

Those who are homebound include individuals disabled to the extent it prevents safe or timely vehicle transportation and are severely immunocompromised.

Once Riley County has completed vaccinating those 65 and older with severe health conditions, people in that age group who do not have qualifying medical conditions will get their vaccines according to the order they signed up.