Riley County has reached the High incidence rate with 76 new COVID cases.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment recorded 76 new cases between Jun 11 – 17. The Incidence Rate is 102.4, putting the county in the HIGH incidence category with 100 or more cases per 100,000 people.

Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan is currently caring for two COVID-19 positive patients. According to Wednesday’s report, Health Department Director Julie Gibbs says “while the number of cases is increasing in the state, the number of hospitalizations is remaining low.”

She also continues to encourage everyone to get vaccinated if they are able to.

KDHE is also fully recommending children six months and older to get the COVID vaccine, which has been endorsed by the CDC. The health department is placing an order for vaccine vials this week.