TAKE A LOOK: COVID-19 in Riley County by the numbers on Oct. 9

(Infographic by Kaylie McLaughlin | Collegian Media Group)

The Riley County Health Department reported eight new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the local total to 1,945.

People 18 to 24-years-old make up more than 77 percent of all positive cases recorded locally — about 1,500 of the unique cases.

Since Aug. 17 — the first day of classes at Kansas State — the county has 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 below five percent for the week of Sept. 28. The community recorded a positivity rate of 9.4 percent last week.

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

Riley County counts nine COVID-19-related deaths to date, the most recent announced on Wednesday when a male in his 70s passed away from complications.

One positive patient is currently hospitalized at Ascension Via Christi.

My name is Kaylie McLaughlin and I'm the 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.