TAKE A LOOK: COVID-19 in Riley County by the numbers on Sept. 18

(Infographic by Kaylie McLaughlin | Collegian Media Group)

The Riley County Health Department reported 75 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the local total to 1,576.

More than 75 percent of all cases in the county are in people aged 18 to 24.

Since Aug. 17 — the first day of classes at Kansas State — the county has added more than 1,000 new cases of COVID-19.

The percent of positivity on campus declined in the last reporting period, falling to just under 13 percent from 17.1 percent. The local positivity rate is also falling, but remains in the ballpark of 30 percent.

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

Additionally, 807 of those who previously tested positive are considered recovered, leaving 761 active cases in the county.

Riley County has documented eight COVID-19-related deaths. The most recent deaths were announced earlier this week after residents from Homestead of Manhattan Assisted Living Facility passed away. There are now three local deaths associated with the outbreak.

The county has identified 15 COVID-19 outbreaks in the community. The Phi Delta Theta outbreak — associated with at least 20 cases — is officially complete.

At this time, there have been more than 8,025 negative tests administered in the county. Three positive patients are currently hospitalized at Ascension Via Christi.

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.