Nine outbreaks in Riley County associated with K-State

(Infographic by Kaylie McLaughlin | Collegian Media Group)

Nine out of 10 outbreaks in Riley County are associated with Kansas State, the Riley County Health Department wrote in a press release.

One outbreak is associated with K-State football. The team has 10 positive cases.

The other eight associated with K-State are in Greek life. The fraternities or sororities are:

  • Alpha Delta Pi
  • Alpha Xi Delta
  • Chi Omega
  • Kappa Delta
  • Pi Beta Phi
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • Delta Sigma Phi
  • Phi Delta Theta

“Many of the positive patients and close contacts associated with Greek housing are choosing to complete their isolation and quarantine periods at their permanent residence,” local health office Julie Gibbs said. “We have met with leaders of these organizations, and will continue to encourage communication.”

The tenth outbreak in Riley County is at the Blue Valley school district office with seven cases.

RCHD announced 112 new cases today, bringing the local total to 922. There are 523 active cases in the county.

“The more interaction you have with others, the greater your risk of catching the virus,” Gibbs said. “Take steps to slow the spread, and when you do have to be around others, make sure to keep your distance and exercise caution.”

Since K-State resumed classes, the case count in Riley County has grown by 471 cases.

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