TAKE A LOOK: COVID-19 in Riley County by the numbers on June 26


The Riley County Health Department reported 28 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the local case total to 184.

According to a press release, most of the new positives fall in the 18 to 24 age range.

Additionally, 72 of those who previously tested positive are considered to be recovered. There are 109 active cases in the county — more than at any point in the pandemic.

There is one current hospitalization — the patient is on a ventilator.

Riley County has documented three COVID-19-related deaths. The two most recent deaths were both associated with an outbreak at an extended care facility in Leonardville.

Currently, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment is monitoring four known outbreaks — three of which are related to the Aggieville business district. The other outbreak is associated with the Kansas State football team. As of last Friday, 14 players had tested positive.

At this time, there have been 2,367 negative tests administered in the county and 159 tests are pending.

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