Riley County confirms 42 new COVID cases; announces end to online vaccine scheduling

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Source: Riley County Health Department – May 5, 2021

Riley County confirmed 42 new positive COVID cases Wednesday in its latest weekly report.

The health department also confirmed 43 additional recoveries and a weekly percent positive rate of 3.2 percent, up from 1.8 percent the previous week. Ascension Via Christi is caring for one COVID positive patient, but has no patients currently in the ICU.

The health department says online appointment scheduling for coronavirus vaccinations is no longer available. Anyone interested in receiving the vaccine can call the health department during regular business hours to make an appointment.

As of noon Wednesday, 19,184 Riley County residents were fully vaccinated and the health department says 2,117 had received their first dose.

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