TAKE A LOOK: COVID-19 in Riley County by the numbers on Oct. 7

(Infographic by Kaylie McLaughlin | Collegian Media Group)

The Riley County Health Department reported one new COVID-19 related death in a resident on Wednesday.

The male in his 70s tested positive in late September. He was hospitalized at Stormont Vail Hospital in Topeka until he passed on Oct. 6.

Additionally, the county reported four new cases of COVID-19, bringing the local total to 1,937. People 18 to 24-years-old make up more than 77 percent of all positive cases.

Since Aug. 17 — the first day of classes at Kansas State — the county added more than 1,400 new cases of COVID-19.

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

The campus positivity rate is declining. At K-State, the percent of positives fell to 4.74 percent for the week of Sept. 28. The community recorded a positivity rate of 9.4 percent last week.

Additionally, 1,794 of those who previously tested positive are considered recovered. There are 134 active cases remaining in Riley County. One person is hospitalized at Ascension Via Christi for COVID-19 symptoms.

Up-to-date information about negative tests and pending tests is unavailable at this time.

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.