The Riley County Health Department announced 105 new positive cases of COVID-19 in the county on Friday, bringing the local total to 462 active cases. There are 24 additional recoveries.
In all, 5,278 people in Riley County have tested positive for COVID-19, and 4,794 people have recovered.
On Monday, two COVID-19 related deaths were announced, bringing the local total to 22. A 79-year-old male and an 82-year-old male passed away last week at Ascension Via Christi Hospital.
There are 14 positive patients hospitalized at Ascension Via Christi hospital in Manhattan. There is an additional possible positive patient who is hospitalized.
The 14-day positivity for Dec. 27 to Jan. 2 is 14.5 percent — a 3.2 percent increase from the week before.
Recent changes in the statewide vaccination priority protocol may change how the COVID-19 vaccine is distributed locally. A new shipment is expected next week to provide the second dose to individuals who already received their first.