Source: Riley County Health Department (Nov. 10, 2021)

Two more Riley County residents have died after recently testing positive for COVID-19.

The health department said Wednesday a 61-year-old unvaccinated woman died Nov. 5 after testing positive two-and-a-half weeks earlier. A fully vaccinated 82-year-old man also died Sunday after testing positive just six days earlier. The county has now seen 62 COVID-related deaths.

In addition, 120 new positive coronavirus cases were noted in Wednesday’s report. That’s nearly three times as many new cases as was seen last week. It’s also the first time since late September that new cases for a one week period topped over 100. The county recorded 30 additional recoveries since last week’s report.

Five COVID-positive patients are hospitalized locally, including one unvaccinated patient in the Intensive Care Unit.

Riley County Statistics for November 10

  • Total positive cases in Riley County Residents: 8,258

  • Total active: 135

  • Total recovered: 8061

  • Total deaths: 62

  • Total variant cases: 256


Week 44 (October 31 – November 6) 5.2%

  • 70 positive

  • 1351 total tests

Week 43 (October 24 – October 30) 3.1%

  • 37 positive

  • 1204 total tests

Two-week average: 4.19%

  • 107 positive

  • 2555 total tests

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