Source: Riley County Health Department (Feb. 5, 2021)

Riley County health officials confirmed 15 new coronavirus cases and one additional recovery on Friday.

Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan is currently caring for seven positive patients, including one patient in the Intensive Care Unit. The total number of coronavirus cases in Riley County since the start of the pandemic is now 6,040 with the total number of active cases at 252. Riley County has also seen 5,757 recoveries during that time.

Even with the decrease in COVID-19 numbers in Riley County, health officials continue to urge the community to wear masks, social distance, and keep social gatherings small.

Riley County Statistics for February 5:

  • Total positive cases in Riley County Residents: 6,040

  • Total active: 252

  • Total recovered: 5,757

  • Total deaths: 31

KDHE continues to provide testing for all Kansans with no out of pocket fees. WellHealth will continue to offer free saliva-based testing every day, except Sundays, holidays, and severe weather days from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at CiCo Park in Manhattan. Appointments are recommended and can be made online at

This week the Health Department continued vaccinating those 65 and older with severe health conditions and those who are homebound. To date, 4,932 vaccines have been administered by the Riley County Health Department and more than 15.000 people have registered to receive the vaccine. To sign up to receive the vaccine, visit or call (785) 565-6560 during the time of Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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