Riley County identified 106 new COVID-19 cases and 59 additional recoveries in its latest weekly report Wednesday, bringing the active case count to 147.
Ascension Via Christi is caring for 10 COVID-positive patients, four of whom are in the Intensive Care Unit, with three on ventilators. The health department says one ICU patient is fully vaccinated.
Health Department Director Julie Gibbs says much of the spread they’re seeing is in young school-aged children. She highly encourages parents to get their kids vaccinated.
Influenza, MMR and other immunizations are also available through the Riley County Health Department for children and adults.
Riley County Statistics for December 8, 2021:
- Total positive cases in Riley County Residents: 8,591
- Total active: 147
- Total recovered: 8,379
- Total deaths: 65
- Total variant cases: 279
- Two-Week Average: 6.87%
- Tested Positive: 166
- Tested Negative: 2,249
- Total Tested: 2,415
- Week 48 (November 28 – December 4) 8.28%
- Total Positives: 117
- Total Tested: 1,413
- Week 47 (November 21 – 27) 4.89%
- Tested Positive: 49
- Total Tested: 1,002
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