The Riley County Health Department reported 73 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the local total to 1,795.
As of Monday, 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 added more than 1,300 new cases of COVID-19.
The local and campus positivity rates are both declining. At K-State, the percent of positives fell below 10 percent. In the community, the positivity rate remains in the ballpark of 13 percent.
Additionally, 1,548 of those who previously tested positive are considered recovered — an increase of 352. There are 239 active cases remaining in Riley County.
Riley County has documented eight COVID-19-related deaths to date. The most recent deaths were announced last week after residents from Homestead of Manhattan Assisted Living Facility died. There are now three local deaths associated with the outbreak.
At this time, there have been more than 8,025 negative tests administered in the county. Two positive patients are currently hospitalized at Ascension Via Christi.