The Riley County Health Department reported 20 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, bringing the local total to 1,815.
As of last Monday, 18 to 24-year-olds make up more than 75 percent of all positive cases in the county. No new data is available on age breakdown.
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 for the week of Sept. 14. The community had a 10 percent positivity rate last week.
Additionally, 1,568 of those who previously tested positive are considered recovered. There are 239 active cases remaining in Riley County.
Riley County documented eight COVID-19-related deaths to date.
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.
The health department will not have a COVID-19 report on Wednesday like they usually would, according to a press release. The department didn’t provide a reason.