Riley County weekly COVID report shows 6 hospitalizations, 118 new cases


Source: Riley County Health Department (Sept. 15, 2021)

Riley County has identified 118 new coronavirus cases in the past week and 98 additional recoveries.

The latest report Wednesday, Sept. 15 also showed six unvaccinated patients being treated at Ascension Via Christi. One patient is in the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit.

Health officials say there are 196 active positive cases and since December there have been 160 cases from variants of concern. The weekly percent positive rate for Sept. 5 through Sept. 11 was 7.1 percent, up from 5.5 percent the week before. The two week average is 6.28 percent.

The Riley County Health Department has fully vaccinated 22,510 of the 64,433 eligible residents, which is about a 35 percent vaccination rate. The figure does not include those vaccinated at pharmacies, other facilities or outside of Riley County. Vaccines continued to be offered weekdays at the health department.

COVID testing, including rapid and saliva based testing is available Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Manhattan Town Center and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon at the health department.


Week 36 ( September 5 – 11) 7.1%

  • 135 positive

  • 1912 total tests

Week 35 (August 29 – September 4) 5.5%

  • 113 positive

  • 2040 total tests

Two-week average: 6.28%

  • 248 positive

  • 3952 total tests


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