Source: Riley County Health Department (Feb. 3, 2021)

The weekly percent positive rate of new coronavirus transmissions the final week of January was the lowest in Riley County since mid-October.

Riley County health officials confirmed Wednesday a 5.2 percent positive rate for the week ending Jan. 30 with 148 positive tests out of 2,868 total tests. It’s the lowest percent positive rate since the transmission rate was 5 percent the week ending Oct. 17 when the county confirmed 55 positive cases out of 1,105 total tests.

The health department has identified 23 new positive cases and 18 more recoveries since its previous report on Monday. Ascension Via Christi continues to care for five positive patients, including one who is in the Intensive Care Unit.

Even with the decreases in numbers, the health department continues to urge masking, social distancing and limiting the size of social gatherings to continue those trends.

Riley County Statistics for February 3:

  • Total positive cases in Riley County Residents: 6,025

  • Total active: 238

  • Total recovered: 5,756

  • Total deaths: 31


Week 4 (January 24th – January 30th) 5.2%

  • 148 positive

  • 2868 total test

Week 3 (January 17th – January 23rd) 8.0% 

  • 194 positive

  • 2431 total test

Two-week average: 6.45%

  • 342 positive

  • 5,299 total tests

To date, more than 15,000 people have registered to receive the vaccine. To sign up, visit or call Monday through Friday 8 a.m.-noon and 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.: (785) 565-6560.

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