Riley County reporting 11 positive cases of COVID-19, no current hospitalizations

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Riley County is reporting 11 positive cases of COVID-19, an increase of two cases from Friday.

During the daily Emergency Response briefing from the health department, local health officer Julie Gibbs said the two most recent cases are in males who live in Manhattan, including a 19-year-old student at Kansas State. The other new case is in a man in his 30s. Both cases are travel-related.

There are no longer any individuals in the county hospitalized with COVID-19.

There are 28 pending tests and 22 individuals who are being monitored by the county.

Gibbs said the median age for positive cases in the county is 36, which differs from the statewide trend — in Kansas, the median age is 55 years old.

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