The Riley County Health Department reported 42 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, bringing the local total to 1,857.
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 1,350 new cases of COVID-19.
The local and campus positivity rates are both declining. At K-State, the percent of positives fell to 5.41 percent for the week of Sept. 21. The community recorded a positivity rate of 9.6 percent last week.
Additionally, 1,582 of those who previously tested positive are considered recovered. There are 267 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. Three positive patients are currently hospitalized at Ascension Via Christi.