TAKE A LOOK: COVID-19 in Riley County by the numbers on Aug. 28

(Infographic by Kaylie McLaughlin | Collegian Media Group)

The Riley County Health Department reported 136 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the local total to 810. This is the single largest increase in cases documented at any point during the pandemic in Riley County.

Since Aug. 17 — the first day of classes at K-State — the county has added 315 new cases of COVID-19.

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

Additionally, 394 of those who previously tested positive are considered to be recovered, leaving 411 active cases in the county. Riley County has documented five COVID-19-related deaths.

At this time, there have been 6,600 negative tests administered in the county and 206 tests are pending.

My name is Kaylie McLaughlin and I'm the ex-managing editor and audience engagement manager of the Collegian. Previously, I've been the editor-in-chief and the news editor. In the past, I have also contributed to the Royal Purple Yearbook and KKSU-TV. Off-campus, you can find my bylines in the Wichita Eagle, the Shawnee Mission Post and KSNT News. I grew up just outside of Kansas City in Shawnee, Kansas. I’m a senior in digital journalism with a minor in French and a secondary focus in international and area studies. As a third-generation K-Stater, I bleed purple and my goal is to serve the Wildcat community with accurate coverage.