RCHD announces six new cases of COVID-19, county has 23 active cases

(Infographic by Julie Freijat | Collegian Media Group)

The Riley County Health Department announced six new positive cases of COVID-19 on March 31, as well as 10 additional recoveries. There are 23 active cases in the county.

Riley County has had 6,315 total cases of COVID-19 and 6,256 recoveries since the beginning of the pandemic.

There are no COVID-19 patients at Ascension Via Christi at this time.

Kansas State will update its online dashboard on Thursday, April 1. Lafene Health Center vaccination data will be added to the dashboard, as well as data related to university employees affected by COVID-19.

The health department has fully vaccinated 9,519 people and 7,220 people have received first doses.

There are two mobile vaccine clinics this week: One in Ogden on Thursday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Community Center and one in Leonardville on Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the United Methodist Church.

(Infographic by Kaylie McLaughlin | Collegian Media Group)
(Infographic by Kaylie McLaughlin | Collegian Media Group)

Lafene will hold a vaccine drive on Friday, April 2, for faculty, staff and students. Appointments must be made in the patient portal.

Kansas is in phase five of the vaccination plan, which means those 16 and older can receive a vaccine. For the Moderna vaccine, you must be at least 18 years old.

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